Water Conservation – what can I do?

black-eyed-susans-and-grassesWater has entered my conversations a lot lately. It comes up when I walk at the West Hartford Reservoir with my best friend and we discuss the news of the MDC sale of water to the Niagara bottling company, it comes up when I catch up on another friend’s daughters, one in California and one in Texas both battling serious droughts and wildfires, it comes up when chatting with neighbors about their yellowing lawns. Water may be the next resource we begin to lose, and we should start now in our own backyards to use it wisely.

I feel guilty whenever I water my lawn. I always have, and now that we’re halfway through another dry summer it’s worse than usual. I’m not obsessive about green grass, so it generally goes unwatered for most of the summer, but when I walked over my crackly grass a few weeks ago to water my dahlias, I could almost hear it begging me to give it a little drink too. So I gave in and watered. Twice. Then came the town of Southington’s request to start conserving outside water use… Read More 

 


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