Water is one of the Earth’s most important resources. Water scarcity is not uncommon in the drier countries of the planet. However, in Iceland, excellent drinking water is plentiful; there is geothermal water in the ground and rivers which can be used to generate hydropower.

It seems that we often do not consider it important how much water we use, whether it’s cold water to drink or warm water for doing the dishes.

It has to be kept in mind that the water from the tap has been transported over long distances, and the cost of acquiring water, storing it and transporting it is related to the amount of water used. Also water forms sewage which flushes out into the ocean.

Therefore we should not put things in the sink that we wouldn’t like in the ocean. Everybody should use environmentally friendly detergents and cleaning products, and polluting chemicals must absolutely not be discarded through the sink.

June 22, 2007
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Vaskur“, Náttúran.is: June 22, 2007 URL: http://www.nature.is/d/2007/06/22/vaskur/ [Skoðað:April 14, 2024]
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