For Earth Day, April 22, 2013, the U.S. Air Force has announced water resource management and conservation as their main focus. Unfortunately, water projects like this are not seen as headline news even though everyone, including the animal and plant kingdom needs water to survive and fresh water resources are being depleted. Droughts affect many areas in the United States and all over the world. One way to protect our resources is to conserve what we already have. Currently, the Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico has 23 projects under construction, which all require water. Instead of using potable water from fire hydrants, they will use treated wastewater, also known as effluent, in order to conserve fresh potable water. We all can pitch in and join the U.S. Air Force by saving water indoors and outdoors.
What are others doing to conserve water and celebrate Earth Day? One organization, Save Our Water, has invited Californians to taking extra steps to save water outdoors. Because of an unusually dry winter, California has to cut back on their water usage. Save Our Water is encouraging Californians to making steps to conserve water such as “picking California-friendly plants, converting to water-efficient irrigation systems and/or investing in a "smart" controller for their sprinklers." See what more you can do at http://www.saveourh2o.org.
And for more information about what the Air Force is doing to conserve water, please visit the following website: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123343618
Happy Earth Day!