Mark Twain is largely credited with coining the phrase, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.” After what we’ve seen in the news this week, I believe he might be right.
Now is probably as good a time as any to express appreciation for Provo officials both past and present for the way they’ve protected the city from water-related issues other municipalities in the county are wrestling with this summer.
With all the talk of water restrictions circling around us, Provo is doing very well and planned for droughts such as the one we’re experiencing.
Don’t take this the wrong way – we live in a high desert and need to be continually mindful of our natural resources. Here are a few easy ways to conserve:
- Adjust your sprinklers so your lawn gets watered and not the sidewalk
- Only run your washer when it’s full
- Pay close attention to the weather forecast and adjust your sprinkler settings accordingly
- Only water in the morning or evening to minimize evaporation
- Shorten your shower time
- Listen for dripping faucets and running toilets
- Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb
Let’s be diligent in how we consume a resource as necessary as water.