Farmhouse is currently investigating many innovative ways to decrease our water consumption throughout the house. In the very near future, we hope to invest in some simple gadgets such as low-flow shower heads and faucet airators to improve the water pressure while saving hundreds of gallons from gushing down the drain. In the meantime, however, we will be focusing most of our efforts on simple habits such as taking shorter showers, not running the water while we brush teeth and wash dishes, and cutting down on the number of times we hit the flush handle each day (gasp! trust us, yellow is the new green). we are committed to doing our part to reduce our demand for the one precious resource on which all life depends: fresh, crisp, clean water.
...And if you think duking it out for oil is bad enough, just imagine what will happen when the world runs out of fresh water. We really must learn to be more efficient and conservative with our water resources before its too late.
Did you know that approximately 30% of residential water in the Eastern USA is used for landscaping and lawn maintenance? Instead of using treated, drink- able, energy intensive city water for our garden and compost pile, we are diverting rainwater from our roof and gutters into a simple and humble rainbarrel to cut down on stormwater runoff and wasted natural resources. Let it rain!