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A Bucket in the Sink

August 7, 2010

We live in Canada where water conservation is not a big issue; we have most of the world’s fresh water resources. Yes, we like to keep our lakes and rivers clean. But letting the tap water run, doesn’t give us second thought. We don’t pay for tap water, it’s just part of our municipal taxes. We take our great potable tap water for granted.

I try to appreciate it by drinking it. Refusing to buy bottled water. It takes two litres of water to make 1 litre of bottled water and the disposal bottles involved are not good for the environment, so I am always filling up reusable bottles from our taps, and other taps in bathrooms or wherever.

But I was surprised to see my Mother taking this one step further. She puts a bucket in the sink. Into which all the grey water goes (the not so dirty water), from running water, washing hands, food, boiled water for cooking. And then uses this water to water her lush garden. What an easy and great idea. An idea borrowed from the cottage which, without a septic system, and only a holding tank, which has to be emptied, and money paid to the emptying trucker, so there is a monetary incentive. (It’s too bad this water and effort is not for a kitchen garden though).

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 11, 2010 10:42 pm

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing. (I found you via Real Food Wednesdays through another post.)


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