[Greenbuilding] low flow shower heads

lee Weaver lgweaver at gmail.com
Tue May 17 19:00:39 PDT 2011


So then if you are on municipal water systems  and are willing to pay 
for the water and sewer you are then helping the economy (providing jobs 
for the power, water, and sewer company workers) the water used by the 
shower will not be polluted to the point that the sewer system will not 
be able to return it to the aquifer.

I still fail to see why "The planet cannot afford such individuals with 
little regard for the rest of us." is a valid stance on this topic when 
all it does it remove a portion of water from availability for a time, 
it is returned. It even helps a number of people if you take into 
account all the people working in the field of supplying the water and 
energy(if you are on municipal services).

Lee
On 5/17/2011 6:43 PM, Reuben Deumling wrote:
> Not really that simple.
>
> For most of us on municipal water systems there's a lot of
> infrastructure, energy, pipes, trucks, pumps, chlorine, filters on
> this incoming end, and a similar but even more complicated and
> expensive infrastructure on the sewer end. All that costs money and
> materials to install and maintain and operate.
>
> Back in the seventies Amory Lovins figured out that if you back a kWh
> through the appliance, wires, transmission lines to the power plant
> and back to the mine, not using that kWh actually translates into a
> far greater upstream investment that isn't required. Whether it is a
> factor of 4 or 10 isn't really the point. The same holds true for
> water except the units and losses are different.
>
> The water molecules are still there, but they're always there even
> after they are polluted or not recharged in the aquifer from which
> they were pumped. Where the water is, whether it is drinkable, all of
> this is important.
>
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 6:36 PM, lee Weaver<lgweaver at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Why
>>
>> The water goes right back into the ground.  it's not like that water is
>> destroyed.
>> now trying to start a fight I'm truly asking a valid (IMHO) question.
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