The Longest Drought in Texas
By: Morgan Widner
Where does our water come from?
The five lakes-
When is the predicted time we may run out of water?
Some is already gone! Say goodbye by 2040!
How is our water usage today impacting the local and global ecology?
Around the city:
Neigboring states of New Mexico and Oklahoma:
Why should texas water be conserved, and how?
What can the state do?
Simple things an individual can do!
1) Turn faucet off while brushing teeth- saves 5-10 gal per person per day- cost $0.00
2) Install a faucet aerator in bathroom sink- saves 5-10 gal per person/day- costs $3.60
3) Install a faucet aerator in kitchen sink- saves 10-20 gal per person/day- cost $5.50
4) Install a toilet tummy in your toilet- saves 15-25 gal per person/day- cost $4.80
5)Don't use toilet as waste basket- saves 3-7 gal per flush- cost $0.00
Even though these things are helpful they barley make a dent into the drought or Water loss. What we should be coming up with are ways to grow plants or work with agriculture without using so much water. Or instead of using fertilizes that run into streams and rivers which then contaminates the water and makes is less drinkable.