Oklahoma State University Water Week kicks off today and goes through Friday. As such, OSU has challenged students, staff, faculty, and the general public to participate in the 40-gallon water-use challenge. The challenge encourages each of us to cut our daily water consumption by 40 gallons and offers doable suggestions to accomplish that goal.
Participants who apply the suggested measures can potentially reduce water use by more than 1,000 gallons each month. In addition to helping conserve water, this can also mean savings on your water bill.
If you are interested in joining the 40-gallon challenge, visit http://www.40gallonchallenge.org/, select your state and county, and choose the water conservation options that best suit your situation.
Less than 1 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh water available for drinking, bathing, cleaning, cooking, manufacturing and growing agricultural crops. From a global perspective, demands for fresh water will double every 20 years as the world population continues to grow. Saving water is the right thing to do for us and for future generations.