WITH the water crisis worsening by the day, I’m sure all would agree it’s time to get serious about ways to conserve water in whatever way we can.
Something that has come to my attention is the amount of grey water that goes down the drain, and eventually into the river systems, and finally out to sea.
It is of concern the damage that it causes to nature, marine life, and other infringements along the way.
I’m sure all would be aware of the amount of good clean water used in industry, road construction, erection of buildings, washing shopping complexes and streets, and car washes, to name just a few.
It is important also not to overlook the large amount wasted by domestic households.
I would like to see special treatment ponds installed whereby the grey water can be reused.
The good clean water in the reservoirs would then be preserved for domestic use, with the potentiality of using grey water on gardens and crops from which we depend on for food and produce.
Residents could also work out methods of recycling their own grey water. If the plan is to be successful, it needs to be through joint projects that involve all who use this most precious commodity.
In making use of grey water, not only are we doing ourselves a favour, we are also reducing pollution to the environment and nature.
I see it as an investment that in the long run will save the government and ratepayers a considerable amount of money, as well as ensuring that we have water in our taps for the survival of human life and our land.
Our destiny depends on how we use the gifts God has given us. Commonsense is a God-given gift, let’s use it.