A term that many people unfortunately are not familiar with is grey water. Due to both a booming population and droughts across the globe we've reached a water crisis. If we make an effort to use this grey water that we waste, we can make a huge difference. The average U.S. household uses about 400 gallons a day resulting in many state governments to issue bans on/regulates your outside watering.
So let’s talk about conserving water to help with this crisis. For example, most homes these days have one or both a dish washer and washing machine. Did you know that by waiting until it's full to run the load can cut a household's water consumption by about 1,000 per month? Imagine the difference we could make if we ALL started to do that. For a full household sometimes this isn't enough though. What about recycling your grey water? You have gallons of it available per day.
What is grey water? The waste water that drains from your washing machine, sinks and bathtub, basically any water that isn't from the toilet becomes your grey water. The fact about grey water is that it can easily be treated and recycled in your home to be reused. Unless we all do our part in conserving and recycling water the problem will only get worse. In the U.S. the national population increased 52% from 1960-1990 increasing water consumption by 300%.