APtravelnews- August 21st–Goose Holler’ Farm, TN.—Water! H2O is a whole lot more than just being wet, thirsty and clean. Water is life itself!
All water that was ever on, and in earths atmosphere, going back to the beginning is still here. We and all animal and plant life are predominantly made up of water. The problem with water today is how it’s used and abused, wasted to undrinkable, flushed away and mixed with dangerous unnatural chemical compounds rendering it useless and unhealthy for the support of life and most important of all; taken for granted. Just ask anyone in California if today, they take water for granted, or the peoples of desertification all over the arid nations of the world, how they think of water! The bottom line is; today with a world population of billions and compare these numbers to the few millions of peoples of the past, water is being used by a modern, unprecedented amounts of peoples and businesses from agricultural to every possible niche in every aspect of life’s uses and needs, from direct need in human waste and hydration needs, to every social and business requirement. Take a look at Las Vegas, it’s fountains and pools, lawn and landscape watering, and what are they about to do? Take down the big lake that Hoover Dam has created. Las Vegas is frantic now that wonderful dry heat they tout also is evaporating waters by a factor of 20-percent per day!
According to an article in Eating Well March and April 2015 “fully 50-percent of your water footprint is devoted to your diet (food and drink) think about this: just one cup of tea takes 9-gallons of water to create that tiny bit of tea. 1 oz. of chocolate needs 127 gallons to create that cocoa bean. For a 3-oz. piece of beef it takes 347 gallons, an oz. of almonds-120 gallons, a 3 oz. piece of chicken 98-gallons, a cup of coffee 34 gallons, a glass of wine 24 gallons to make that vine that matures and offers those grapes.” A few more general stats and tips: The daily water footprint of the average American is 2000 gallons per day (both direct and indirect usages) that’s about double the worldwide average and this is an equivalent of running the dishwasher 400 times. When taking a 10-minute shower you use about 25-gallons. Aiming for a 5-minute shower or less and you can save about 300-gallons a month.” Look I can go on and on, but bottom line is; where it’s possible to save water, or anything we routinely use. Think about all the possibilities and act. You can save a whole lot more than just dollars! Remember many new companies who have started up bottled water businesses in the recent past are all now highly successful multi-million dollar businesses. Quality of water injected with chlorine for purification bred a whole new enterprise out of need!