Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

It is still dark as I write this. The rains have been heavy all night. I think I only turned over once to hear them so it was a good night of sleep. How appropriate to have heavy rains on Blog Action Day?

I expect the rain would be washing down the gutter like in the picture.

Water is important. Humans can live longer without food than they can without water. Getting clean water and keeping our water clean is a challenge.

There are little steps that you can take to help.

  • Use a rain barrel to capture water from your downspouts to use for watering the flowers, etc 
  • Direct the downspouts away from the driveway, so the water gets into the ground to replenish the aquifer
  • As you walk around town, clear the catch basins so the water will flow more freely and not carry with it any debris.

What else would you add to this listing?