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Today nearly 17 million people depend on the Colorado's waters. The basin population has expanded dramatically in recent years, with most growth occurring in urban areas, where about 80 percent of the region's residents live. Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada are the largest cities in the basin, and they use the Colorado River and its tributaries as their primary source of water.
The Colorado River Aqueduct carries water to metropolitan Los Angeles, and the Central Arizona Project supplies the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The All-American Canal provides water for the Imperial Valley of southern California, a productive agricultural region converted from a desert.
it’s an accepted national truism that Danes, according to their
own self-perception, are the best in the world at almost everything.
Yet this may very well be the case when it comes to the supply,
treatment and knowledge about water. Danish researchers
and consultants set the agenda in international forums such as
the Global Water Partnership and the EU Water Initiative for Africa
and Newly Industrialised Countries, as well as projects in the UN
and UNESCO and elsewhere. Danish water competencies are well
respected internationally – not least due to legislation that early
on created the framework and incentives for water related technological
Denmark has set world records in energy efficiency.
Q: How much water does the average person use at home per day?
A: Estimates vary, but each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day.
Q: Does a little leak in my house really waste water?
A: It's not the little leak that wastes water -- it is the little leak that keeps on leaking that wastes water. And the fact that the leak is so little means that maybe you ignore it. So, how can a little leak turn into a big waste? Many of our toilets have a constant leak -- somewhere around 22 gallons per day. This translates into about 8,000 gallons per year of wasted water, water that could be saved. Or think of a leaky water line coming into your house. If it leaks 1 gallon of water every 10 minutes that means that you are losing (and paying for) 144 gallons per day, or 52,560 gallons per year.
"There is no substitute for water"
Originally posted by Morningglory
***snip very nice comments***
My husband and I together use 700 gallons per week or 50 gallons per person per day. Everything in our home is set up for low water use. We have no dishwasher or ice maker. This is normal use but I can cut back more.
Originally posted by Some Guy
Not being able to use the rain water that falls on your property is just insane.
I'm pisses me off that I live in a world where stupid laws like this exist.