Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Water shortage
Some month ago I wrote about water scarcity occurring in different places of the world and also described the good water supply here in Karlstad. The last two weeks we have experienced the really bad situation of having a break down of the main water pipe from the lake to the infiltration basin. The municipality has pledged to the citizens to be careful with the use of water but the consumption is still the same.

Why is it so hard to contribute to the common goal by saving water? Many people may be confident in that the problems are going to be solved without their involvement. Is it lack of motivation, selfishness, and lack of interest or what? Perhaps it’s because we are so used to good supplies of water so we find it unbelievable that this situation can occur here.


At 1:58 PM, Blogger Sven Cahling said...

Hej Mikael,
Vad tror du om Ken Livingstones rekommendation "If it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down". Något för Karlstadsborna?

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Mikael Schultz said...

Hej Sven,
Ja, jag tänkte faktiskt på det när jag såg att du citerat honom. Det är fortfarande angeläget att spara vatten här men nu har vi fått fart på uppumpning av vatten till vattenverket igen.


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