We Can Save Water Through Creating Sustainable Communities through Acts in Public Works

World Water Week has past but the issues ALWAYS remain.  Here is an infographic that examines the importance of creating sustainable communities. This visual resource, created by Norwich University’s Online Masters in Public Administration program.

It first explains sustainability. A term which, as of late, has become a bit of a vague catchword. So then details both the importance and financial plausibility of creating sustainable communities.

For example, more than 80 Connecticut organizations, businesses and green leaders are involved in a new campaign. One campaign to connect green initiatives and their supporters. That’s in and across every city and town in Connecticut. The Connecticut Campaign for Creating Sustainable Communities is spearheaded by Fairfield-based GreenTowns.com.

It aims to be creating sustainable communities through the leaders. They are the mayors,  green businesses, non-profits and local citizens. All who want to work together to build awareness  and support each other in the “greening” of Connecticut.

As I’ve written before , the average American family uses 400 gallons of water a day. In addition, there are a number of things families can do to reduce water.

For example, keeping a pitcher of cold water in the fridge instead of running the water. Running it until cold water hits the tap. Another option could also be replacing your home’s older toilets to more water efficient toilets. In conclusion, we did that here folks!

Finally,

Fresh water takes up just a little over 2% of the world’s water, and only 1% is accessible drinking water. Water conservation not only reduces the energy and resources needed for its purification and transport, but also decreases pollution of natural water systems. There are many ways to use water more responsibly. Purchase only water-efficient appliances and install a grey water system. Front-loading laundry washers use up to 40% less water than top-loading models. Captured rainwater can be used for watering, and in combination with drip-irrigation, the amount of wasted water is even smaller.
Fresh water takes up just a little over 2% of the world’s water. Most noteworthy and only 1% is accessible drinking water. Water conservation for creating sustainable communities therefore not only reduces the energy and resources needed for its purification and transport. However, also decreases pollution of natural water systems.

Thereby there are many ways to use water more responsibly. Purchase only water-efficient appliances and install a grey water system. Front-loading laundry washers use up to 40% less water than top-loading models. Captured rainwater can be used for watering, and in combination with drip-irrigation, the amount of wasted water is even smaller.

In conclusion, creating sustainable communities and green buildings account for 33% fewer greenhouse gas emissions. That’s all the while a striking $145 market impact. To learn more, check out the full infographic below!

Creating Sustainable Communities. The Role of Sustainability in Public Works

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