So what are some smart choices communities can make to better prepare for an uncertain future? Let’s take the familiar phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” and apply that to our water supplies. For our communities to be resilient and prepare for the worst effects of climate change, we need to rethink how we use, and reuse, water and wastewater so that we can make the most of our most essential resource.
A survey conducted by Indiana University researcher Shahzeen Attari has found that many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water around the home. Her results have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
With water restrictions possible, the size of your garden may depend on how much water you are allowed or can afford to use. Whether you rely on a municipal water system or a well, one thing is for sure: Water supply will be limited.