California has had a decent rainy season this year; however, 90% of the state is still in a drought. The governor of California wants to impose permanent water conservation measures to prepare for a future made drier by climate change. If we don’t impose permanent water conservation measures, we will be right back where were with the next dry winter. It is important to make water conservation a part of our everyday life to prepare for droughts.
A long-term way to conserve water is to store rainwater to be used to flush toilets. In the U.S. toilet flushing accounts for one-third of drinking water use. Making changes like this can make a huge impact on water conservation efforts.