The Problem Of The Human Body

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The human body is more than 60 percent water and humans can only live roughly a week without water. With that in mind, people today are not preserving enough freshwater. At the rate it’s going, parents are burdening their children and future generations with their choices towards water preservation. Droughts are happening everywhere is the United States. Recently, the many droughts in California have brought to light the severity of this crisis that has been silent for years. Freshwater is not endless and due to the luxury use of it in places like California, it has reached the point where laws are now starting to form in effort to prevent the misuse of freshwater. The Us and other economic powers are even raising the prices of freshwater…show more content…
With all of the water around us, it’s easy to see why people may think that there is an abundant supply of water. However, only three percent of the earth 's water is actually fresh and available for the population to use. With approximately seven billion people in the world and around three-hundred million people in the United States, it is clear that the nation is going through this freshwater faster than it can be replenished. Raising the price isn’t the only solution though, using greywater as a substitute for freshwater may solve the same problem. The recycling of greywater can preserve our freshwater. In her article From Laundry to Landscape Tap into Greywater, Laura Allen explains that “Greywater refers to all used household water except water from toilets” (73). Reusing graywater is important and can be used in many ways to help conserve the nation 's freshwater. The idea of “laundry to landscape” explains how systems can be installed in any home connecting to either a washing machine or the water that was used in a shower, bath, or sink that take this “greywater” and pump it outside to irrigate the lawn and plants, or even engineer it to go back inside and be used as toilet water. The main idea is to get the most out of the water before having it sent to be treated again or sending it
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