Every day people around the world walk an average of 3 miles or more to collect water for themselves and their families. In the United States we use on an average, 100-170 gallons of water per day per person. The average amount of water used by an African family is 5 gallons per day.
Here is a challenge for you! Carry 1 gallon of water with you for two days. Keep a diary/list of every time you use water. Pour out water to brush your teeth, wash your face, wash your hands- we’ll give you a free flush of the toilet!
If you wash your hair- use the gallon bottle. Shower? I don’t think so.
Wash up the dishes you use at home- don’t put them in the dishwasher- use the water from your one gallon. Drink only water during your 2 day period.
When you run out of water- record how the lack of water impacted your day.
Imagine how your life would be if you only had access to 2-3 gallons of water daily for a month. How would you clean your clothing, your hair, your body?
YOU ONLY NEED TO DO THIS FOR 2 DAYS. What if it was for the rest of your life?