When Wendy J. Pabich received a monthly water bill for 30,000 gallons (for a household of two people and one dog), she was chagrined. After all, she is an expert on sustainable water use. So she set out to make a change. Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (Without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana is the story of the author’s personal quest to extract and implement — from a dizzying soup of data and analysis — day-to-day solutions to reduce water use in her life. She sets out to examine the water footprint of the products she consumes, process her own wastewateron-site, revamp the water and energy systems in her home, and make appropriate choices in order to swim the swim.
Today Wendy shared some of her best water saving tips with Dave and Helen.
Wendy will be giving a water conservation talk and signing books tonight from 7:00 - 8:00 at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway in Portland.