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."
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.
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