[Greenbuilding] low flow shower heads

Reuben Deumling 9watts at gmail.com
Tue May 17 22:30:06 PDT 2011


You do seem to privilege money and the economy over biophysical
systems. Not that you don't have lots of company. But I beg to differ.
If the economy trumps biophysical limits why have a greenbuilding
list, why ask questions of members on that list?

The planet can afford the individual under discussion, actually, but
*we* can't afford to have very many individuals acting like that
because we then eventually won't be able to live more modest lives
because it's all gone to hell. Flushed down the toilet with all the
antibiotics and endocrine disruptors and draino and who knows what
else. Are you going to drink that, bathe in it, feed it to your
tomatoes?


On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM, lee Weaver <lgweaver at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).



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