5 Jan 2012

Cleaning the pipes

Speaking of Blue Revolutions...

I'd like to suggest that all you readers (and many more non-readers!) tackle one part of water management that's been bothering you.

It may be a leaky tap or a slow-draining sink.

It may be that thirsty lawn or the clogged rain gutters.

It may be understanding your water bill or setting your hot water thermostat.

It may be learning where your tap water comes from or the age of the pipes below your street.

It may be organizing a discussion group with your neighbors to understand your local water policies.

The first step is the hardest -- you need to identify a problem and set aside some time to deal with it.

I will help with the next steps, in providing advice/opinions on how to tackle the problem -- on the blog or via email. Also feel free to list your ideas in the comments, to inspire yourself and others.

(Slow draining sink? This article explains how to clean the "trap" pipe of hair and yucky goo in a way that's more effective and cleaner than using Draino.)

If you need some motivation, then remember what Matt was able to accomplish with only a funny dance:

Bottom Line: A little human action can lead to a lot of change. It may not be comfortable to change your routine, but the benefits of a little effort can go a long way -- for you and your fellow humans.