Conservation is about preparing our current water-use habits for tomorrow’s demands. Our population isn’t shrinking; therefore, our dependence on resources of all kinds is not diminishing. We need to learn how to appropriately use our water today, while thinking to the future of providing water for generations to come. The effective use and minimization of water consumption is an important component of our society’s overall commitment to achieving a lifestyle that is not only suitable in the now – the present – but also serves us well in the future, so that our children have a decent and beautiful place to live as well. Water is important to us beyond the sheer aesthetic and theoretic environmental concerns – it is a resource absolutely vital to our existence. From farming to drinking, bathing to doing laundry, water has been used throughout the ages to sustain and nurture life. Humans also happen to use water in nearly every chemical and industrial process that we engage, as part of our efforts to produce new and useful objects and products to populate our lives. These objects include plastics, fabrics and processed foods. Other products include electricity, indoor heating and outdoor landscape transformation.
Water effects every aspect of our life, and in Utah, we must learn to live harmoniously with the levels of water that are feasible in our region, while we simultaneously try to develop additional sources of water.