Water is essential for life.
We all know this; we all carry disposable or reusable bottles of water — water is a billion dollar industry.
Here in California, the drought is so extensive that restaurants don’t automatically serve water; you have to request it.
There are voluntary water restrictions for lawns and gardens.
Yet there’s water all around us if we only LOOK.
Dishwashing water, washing machine water; water swirling around our feet in the shower — all lost down the drain.
It really frustrates me that there isn’t a easy way to reclaim this “gray water”.
My tugboat man and I are committed to leaving as small a footprint as possible and to be good stewards of this world, yet even for my guy who has a degree in nautical engineering, figuring out how to make a gray water system in our home is not as easy as I assumed.
Our challenge is a tri-level home with the laundry room on the third floor — apparently you can’t just stick a hose out the window — according to hub, it’s more complicated than that.
We, but I really mean HE is designing a functional system, but every single time I see a drop of water down the drain instead of being diverted to the garden, I get very sad!
To honor precious water and its importance to our bodies, check out this series of photos I took at my photography class.
I haven’t liked doing anything this much since I discovered the magic of that little plastic card that meant all the pretty treasures could come home with me!
My son reminded me of our kitty, Bandit, who loved to sit in the sink and drink dripping water. Still miss her so much…