(wasting) water?

greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Can anybody out there tell me if the water we pour on the ground, such as from the livestock water buckets, is like wasted water or does it get recycled as ground water? I try to be enviromentally sensitive and I cringe everytime I have to dump a bucket. It feels so wasteful.

-- Dianne (willow@config.com), December 29, 2000


Response to water

Dianne! Don't worry--its' recycled! In fact, I read somewhere that so much water is on the earth and never diminishes--just changed from one type to another. Fresh, salt, sewerage etc--! Anybody have any more info on that? hoot. Matt. 24:44

-- hoot (hoot@pcinetwork.com), December 29, 2000.

Response to water

It would be helpful if we knew where people were. Dumping stock buckets on the ground in one part of the country would be considered wasteful, unless it was in the garden or someplace where the water was needed. Hoot is right - the actually amount of water in the world I think is a constant. What state it is in (like clean or dirty etc. is what is always changing) It is constantly being recycled.

-- diane (gardiacaprines@yahoo.com), December 29, 2000.

Response to water

Thanks you guys for your answers. I'm in NE Ohio - so like out west it would be wasteful, but here it's ok?

-- Dianne (willow@config.com), December 29, 2000.

Response to water

Why, Diane, do you think it would be more wasteful out West? Just caught my curiosity. I would think it would be the West that would have the most to spare.

Laura ( W. Wa.)

-- Laura (LauraLeekis@home.com), December 29, 2000.

Response to water

I understand how you feel, I feel the same. In the un-frozen months, I recycle every bit of water, washer, sink, all of it, to my trees and flowers and garden. I carry allot of buckets. But in the winter, I just pop out the ice where ever it is on the ground. I make sure the large trees get extra left over water too. It's good to think about not wasting water.

-- Cindy in Ky (solidrockranch@msn.com), December 30, 2000.

Response to water

Laura - I guess I always think of the west as dryer than the east - probably because all I hear about irrigation systems. But I wasn't thinking about Washington! And Cindy, you are right - it's mostly in the winter that I think about this - because of frozen water buckets. I, too, recycle everything I can in the warm months. But even so, sometimes it feels wasteful to be pouring precious water over flowers.

-- Dianne (willow@config.com), December 30, 2000.

Response to water

I don't think it's wasteful dumping water on flowers or any other greenie, remember that these plants use carbon dioxide, and give us clean oxygen. I quess it's just a continuious cycle and we need them as much as they need us. I think we forget about that alot.

-- hillbilly (internethillbilly@hotmail.com), December 31, 2000.

Response to water

Here in Wyoming we try not to waste a drop of water, we get around 11 inches a year, last year was much less, it didn't rain all summer and we had lots of fires. One fire was right across the road from our place we were not home at the time but driving up the road we saw the fire and thought everything was gone! Turned out our neighbors had saved our place! What good freinds they are. Water is very precious here, all extra water (gray and water recycled from septic) is used for plants trees and such. And the drilling of methane wells is pumping our aquifers out on to the ground by the millions of gallons, some wells have gone dry in that area aready and they are planning to drill hundreds more of these wells. Yes water recycles it self, but think of the millions of years it took to get there! Water is not an endless supply! With global warming(if that isn't all hype to like Y2K) our weather is changing and places may be without water someday! Just one more thing to think about.

-- linda (blinda17@qwest.net), January 01, 2001.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ