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Old 08-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #11
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I agree on this thread 100% , in the part of AZ ( where I live ) a rain collector is out of the question cause we hardly get rain at all and a lot of us out here ( at least me ) have to use filtered, reverse osmosis , etc water cause tap water out here is really really hard. So what I do to help the water saving is after I drink a bottle of water if it gets luke warm and towards the end I save them and when it comes time to top the tank off or prime the filter I use the remaining water in all of the bottles. I know it's not much but sure bets throwing the remaining water away. This thread makes me think of more ways to help and save water cause AZ , water is not a norm.
Good for you I like to think small thinks will help
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IMO we aren't running out of water or anything. The tank water to your lawn is a bad idea unless its used with carbon or like others said ran through a water filtration system (which get super costly at 30-50 dollars a filter) and reused but, what about all.the evaporation that will take place during all this. In the end the payoff is really achieved by just dumping it in a sink for the pros to take care of and not waste your money worrying about petty things like this. This is how the "global warming" ppl keep making money
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:15 AM   #13
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Well, to the whole conserving water thing, I have grown up with my father making rain collecting barrels and selling them. In Georgia, we have water restrictions all the time due to the fight between us, AL, and FL in the "water war". Anyway, I reserve all of my water for my plants and to use to mist my gecko cage. I enjoy doing small things like this and honestly my goal career-wise is to go into some chemistry lab where I can develop ways of detecting and dealing with the harmful things in our water systems.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:10 AM   #14
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IMO we aren't running out of water or anything. The tank water to your lawn is a bad idea unless its used with carbon or like others said ran through a water filtration system (which get super costly at 30-50 dollars a filter) and reused but, what about all.the evaporation that will take place during all this. In the end the payoff is really achieved by just dumping it in a sink for the pros to take care of and not waste your money worrying about petty things like this. This is how the "global warming" ppl keep making money
I couldn't disagree more tank water on your lawn is a great there is nothing in your tank water that isn't found in ferts
Maybe if your on sewer where water is recycled but some are on septic
I am not asking anyone to spend money just use water responsibly it not petty at all cause if water is being used faster then it's being replenished then we can run out fact
Like I said some factors are out of our hands such as evaporation
And last but not least global warming is happening fact water levels are rising and polar ice caps are melting sorry if I offended you but I absolutely disagree with all your statements not everybody lives in a place where water is an abundance
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I couldn't disagree more tank water on your lawn is a great there is nothing in your tank water that isn't found in ferts
Maybe if your on sewer where water is recycled but some are on septic
I am not asking anyone to spend money just use water responsibly it not petty at all cause if water is being used faster then it's being replenished then we can run out fact
Like I said some factors are out of our hands such as evaporation
And last but not least global warming is happening fact water levels are rising and polar ice caps are melting sorry if I offended you but I absolutely disagree with all your statements not everybody lives in a place where water is an abundance
I live in a city where all water is recycled. The global warming in fact has been proven the ice caps have gained inches since they last checked. Al gore started the whole "global warming" thing to make himself some money because he wasn't elected president.
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IMO we aren't running out of water or anything. The tank water to your lawn is a bad idea unless its used with carbon or like others said ran through a water filtration system (which get super costly at 30-50 dollars a filter) and reused but, what about all.the evaporation that will take place during all this. In the end the payoff is really achieved by just dumping it in a sink for the pros to take care of and not waste your money worrying about petty things like this. This is how the "global warming" ppl keep making money

I have to disagree with dumping it down the sink as the best option. Maybe for you, but I have a sand mound septic system that cost 50k+ to replace. The more water that runs through it, the faster the sand compacts and the sooner it needs to be replaced. I don't dump anything down my sink that I don't absolutely need to. In fact I just spent $1k to fix a problem with ground water intrusion into my septic tank. So extra water down my sink is in fact the last thing I want.

And even if you are on a local sewage system, you really aren't saving anything by dumping it down the drain. The sewage systems all have a limited lifetime and cost based on just time itself, but also the amount of water/sewage that flows through the system during it's time in service. More water will equal shorter lifespan/higher cost. While you may not pay for it directly, it's part of your taxes.

As far as putting it on the lawn. I don't water anywhere near a stream/pond/lake or my well, but the places where I do water with tank water are green as can be. I water the houseplants with it as well and they all seem to like it.
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I live in a city where all water is recycled. The global warming in fact has been proven the ice caps have gained inches since they last checked. Al gore started the whole "global warming" thing to make himself some money because he wasn't elected president.
While I am no al gore fan water levels are rising take Shang hi for example and global temperature is rising pretty soon mother earth is gonna say I had enough
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It's hard to say that he's not heavily financially invested in the whole deal, plus that deal a while back that showed that the scientists were fudging with the data to push their agenda, the entire thing looks kinda sketchy

It's sad that people are profiting and pushing political agendas into it.

So whether the earth is warming up directly due to man-made causes or if we are just in a brief warm period between ice ages, it's not really that relevant to conservation methods which is what the discussion is primarily about.
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It's hard to say that he's not heavily financially invested in the whole deal, plus that deal a while back that showed that the scientists were fudging with the data to push their agenda, the entire thing looks kinda sketchy

It's sad that people are profiting and pushing political agendas into it.

So whether the earth is warming up directly due to man-made causes or if we are just in a brief warm period between ice ages, it's not really that relevant to conservation methods which is what the discussion is primarily about.
I totally agree i just think the Ice age Is tge earth saying enough from you guys but we will leave it at that thats another two sided coin back on topic
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I totally agree i just think the Ice age Is tge earth saying enough from you guys but we will leave it at that thats another two sided coin back on topic
Thank you for saying that.... This thread was going off topic in a sense... We can all blame politics but we all just need to stop and realize we are just trying to find ways to help save water and money and enjoy are hobby and the same time here !
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