Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It Should Be Illegal...

... to clean with high-powered water hoses.

They should be banned and destroyed. People, whether for private use, cleaning agencies, the municipality-- EVERYBODY!

There's a major water shortage in Israel.


Pave over your lawns. There will never be enough water if people plant gardens as if they live in London.

The Land of Israel is rich in history and holiness, but it's not rich in natural water supplies.

There was a lot more conscious water thriftiness when we first made aliyah, especially in Jerusalem. Now people think it's enough to have the #1 and #2 flushes on the toilet. To say it's a drop in the bucket is a very bad pun.

Year after year they've been dropping the "red line" of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee,) but sometime, probably soon, that sort of foolishness will rise to haunt us.

3 comments:

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

There's only 1 reasons for our water shortage.

The idiots in the government and Israel's current president.

We have been giving to Jordan 1 meter's height worth of the kinneret's water supply annually since we signed the peace treaty with them. (40 million cubic meters). Our nearsighted leaders care only about giving away our limited natural resouces...

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Peace%20Process/Guide%20to%20the%20Peace%20Process/Israel-Jordan%20Peace%20Treaty%20Annex%20II

Leora said...

Pave over your lawns.
Isn't this a bit harsh? Perhaps one can find some desert vegetation (or even pebbles or pervious pavers) that doesn't need the amount of water of an English garden...

Batya said...

Jameel, I didn't think of that, but we barely had enough water even before Jordan was given what's more precious than gold.

leora, yes, there are more frugal greens, but if the lawn is for playing, it's necessary to find a more ecological surface.