Why We Need to Reduce Our Water Usage

  girl surfing ocean waves save water on good with style

It seems like water is plentiful for most of us living in developed countries, right? Providing potable water is a process we have perfected--for ourselves. However, the reality is that most human beings are not so lucky.

 don’t have clean water.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2017)

don't have a decent toilet.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2017)

don’t have clean water.

(UNICEF, Advancing WASH in Schools Monitoring, 2015)

The fact is, we work very hard to get clean water for our own use--which means we can't help other people get lifesaving water. We simply do not need the amount of water we use--it's a luxury that we all take advantage of. But, if we can change our attitudes about how much water we really need vs. the amount we consumer--then we will have more resources to aid those among us without access to fresh water. 

learn more: 

https://www.thebalance.com/how-do-we-use-water-and-why-conserve-3157863

https://www.epa.gov/watersense/watersense-awards

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