Sunday, April 19, 2009

And the green prophet says, "Water!"

Apparently due to the lack of adequate rainfall, the Israel government hopes to take action in water conservation by rationing water usage. The Water Authority plans on "distributing low water flow faucet aerators heads calleds chaschams to 1.2 million households around the country, limiting the watering of public parks and imposing a 'drought fee' on high-use domestic consumers."

Oy vey.

Environmentalist I've spoken to have long been concerned with the amount of water we use in showers, washing dishes, etc. The situation is already like so in Australia and and in Cyprus, the cost of water is so high that in four star hotels, water to the shower taps are being turned off.
It's true in some places water is a luxury, and we should be mindful of our water usage.

'Cuz if we aren't, the Israeli government will kindly step in and give us a squeeze...

On the other side of things...
A young company founded in 2007, called Cequesta, is going where...well, where no man don't wanna go! They are getting down and dirty and are cleaning up the wastewater from industrial and agricultural operations in America and around the world. From hotels to cowsheds, Cequesta is applying it's technology (ie. compressed air) to separate sludge from water. They claim they can clean up to 70% of a building's wastewater. The recycled water, for example, might be used to water the garden.

Cequesta's prez. David Waimann says the technology is more cost effective and uses less energy.

And that's the kind of clean technology I like.

G-d bless!

Check out: www.greenprophet.com

3 comments:

The First Domino דומינו said...

"Cequesta is applying it's technology (ie. compressed air) to separate sludge from water."

I hope that they can do something about the sludge and runoff from swine farms.

Some of this I'm told get into the well water (underground water) where these farms exist.

This could help explain how humans can contract swine flu. I'm no expert, and am only speculating.

Some of the folks in Mexico have raised this as a possibility, although I don't think that the Mexican government has substantiated it, or is willing to substantiate it.

Water rationing is going to hit me pretty hard this Summer. It has always come with a high price, but the price is about to get higher as our water company resort to several tiers to discourage excessive use of water.

What is this, a world-wide phenomenon?

It seems ironic when you think that the planet is mostly water. I believe that desalination technology is still too expensive to make a dent in the world's need for fresh, clean, drinking water.

Who knows? Maybe a breakthrough is just around the corner.

Chaya said...

What is this, a world-wide phenomenon? Oy vey! I didn't know it ws going on in your parts!

It seems ironic when you think that the planet is mostly water.It is ironic.

If we're living in an ecosystem, then being mindful of the environment is naturally part of the pic, no? It's like we have to learn how to be in this "relationship" with nature...
'Cuz I think ppl, including myself, have been ignoring the guy! It doesn't APPEAR relevant to us.

We need a new way of thinking and relating.

I was reading up on an org. called NRDC that pushes for cleaner environment, etc. ie. helping to get lead out of gasoline in US.
Very cool stuff.
http://www.nrdc.org/greenliving/

Who knows? Maybe a breakthrough is just around the cornerPlease G-d!

The First Domino דומינו said...

"We need a new way of thinking and relating."I couldn't agree with you more. And I think it needs to extend to other areas of our life and existence that we take for granted.

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.