For the past few years, my home state, California, have been in an extreme drought. We've had water conservation mandates with numerous prohibitions and been given water restrictions with additional surcharges for going over the allotted amount per household.
Because of the extreme drought, I've grown accustomed being overly-conscious of how much water we use. I time the kids' showers, make sure everyone doesn't keep the running water while brushing teeth and cut back drastically on watering the lawn. Brown grass and dying trees were once alarming sights, but have now become part of life.Read More