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Introduction to Water Usage

"You don't know what you got 'til it's gone..."


It is a problem that in many places around the world, water is a scarce and undervalued resource. A permaculture designer would approach this problem by assigning water a real and practical value and not the price it costs us from the water company.

We need water to drink, to grow food, for sanitation and for many other various reasons. We believe it should be our personal mission to be able to lead a lifestyle that consumes exactly what we need and no more.


Rainwater Collection - Don't let rain water soak into the ground or flow into the sewer system. Tips on how you can use it to your advantage.

Grey Water Systems - Water that runs down your drain can still be of benefit to you, a tip sheet about grey water systems.

Bottled Water vs. Water Bottles - A chapter on smart consumerism for a commodity we need in order to live.

Thank you to Alex Cicelsky and Mike Kaplin for authoring these chapters. Alex and Mike are educators for Kibbutz Lotan's Center for Creative Ecology.


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