Wednesday, March 22, 2017

World Water Day: Wastewater


We're taking a detour from the garden for World Water Day. It's easy to be complacent about water living in an area with an abundance (over abundance in our recent wet weather) of clean safe water.  1.8 billion people throughout the world aren't nearly so lucky.  This year's theme is focused not on what goes in, but on what goes out - specifically wastewater from residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural development. A whopping 80% of the world's waste water currently enters the environment without treatment.  Yikes! You can download a factsheet from the World Water Day website and explore their video links and stories/articles to learn more.   What can individuals do to impact such a big problem?  Every little bit helps!  Here are a few ideas and links to resources: