Water a natural resource

What’s in the news about natural resources? Always something about oil popping up in the news, conversations and our daily lives. Look at the prices and makes you think a little more about how to save and cut back on driving. What would happen if the same happens about water? Water is a natural resource that someday could run out or worse be regulated.  Not just because of drought but taxed as well. Sure we already pay for water but it’s an acceptable expense for now.  What if the government caps your well off and charges you pay a usage fee?

Water a natural resource we pay to drink every day. If you live in the cities or suburbs the town’s water supply is plumbed to your house and you pay a cost monthly or quarterly.

Live out in the country? You paid to have a well drilled, the pump, and pressure tank and plumbed to the house, then every time water is used there is a cost of electricity to run the pump.  Has your well run dry on you? Life changes pretty quick when the well runs dry. I know, I’ve been there myself and have friends that hit the same problem and it is scary. Call in the tanker truck, fill the well or invest in another drilled well. Bringing water home every day will wear you down and not to mention how to bathe.

Our first well was not supplying enough water to live on we had another well drilled and have not had any issues since. But you just never know, one day it could happen again.

There is a chance that one day when city water will become available but that’s not what I would call natural water.  Quick question… Do you drink bottled water? What does it say on the bottle? The latest one I saw was “natural spring water” sodium reduced, so is this sea water?

Since our first well went dry I have been very concerned about saving water. Shorter shower or bath time, catching rain for the garden, skip washing the truck and over all just watch how much water is used.

Since building our pond WhatPond there is relief of running out of water. Watering the garden or newly planted trees and grass is not much of a concern now. The connection to the house has not been made as of yet but over time it will be finished and ready for the day when our natural water well should run dry.

Now what to do with the water from the overflow pipe of the pond? It seems a waste to let it freely run away, perhaps another pond?  Maybe a water storage tank that could be pumped back to the pond in dry spells? Building a pond is may not be in your near future but you can still conserve water for the garden, newly planted trees and emergency toilet flush by catching rain in rain barrels from your gutters.

What will you do if your well runs dry? Build a pond?

About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of Whatpond.com. A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at Whatpond.com. . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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