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I can’t seem to think of much to write about this week.  Lately, anything that pops into my brain is items related either to rain or water  or water usage.  For instance….


I wonder if it is going to rain.

If it rains, I wonder how much.

If it rains a lot, I wonder how many calls we will get and if I will not see my husband again for two days.

If it rains a lot, how many people will be able to help and how many will be in situations where we can’t help them?

What kind of posts about water usage can I put on Facebook to help readers with their systems?

What articles can I find about water usage?

Are these water usage articles going to be helpful?

I wonder how much water is used when we flush a toilet, wash dishes in the sink, run the dishwasher, run the washing machine, take a shower, take a bath, water the yard, etc.?


Water and rain and water usage are literally flooding my brain.


When I talk to people on the phone and try to help them with water issues, I discuss these topics.  I remind them to be careful of the amounts of water they use.  The average person uses 100 gallons of water a day.  If you have 4 people living in a home that’s 400 gallons a day that could go out to your septic system.  If you’re already borderline with problems that much water can cause your system to back up into your house.  So I explain things like this…


Did you know that older toilets can use up to 7 gallons of water when flushed?

Did you know that older washing machines that aren’t high efficiency use between 27-54 gallons of water per load?
Did you know washing dishes with the faucet running can use up to 20 gallons of water but filling the sink can use 10?

Think about when you are using water…are you running the dishwasher while taking a shower?

Is everyone showering in the morning or at night?

Can you split up the times when you shower?  Maybe half in the morning and half at night?


Everywhere I go I think about rain, water, water usage, water using appliances, where I can go to learn more about these related issues….water, water, water, water.


I find all this a bit amusing because I actually love water.  I love water skiing, swimming, and summer months which increase my ability to be around water — ironically, though I am THINKING about water all the time, I am not spending time IN THE WATER like most people do during the summer months!


It’s a never ending cycle, isn’t it folks?! (Not necessarily a water cycle, but a water thoughts cycling through my brain!!)


So, if you need water facts, I’m your girl.  If you need interesting conversation, you might want to find someone else.