Water on Vacation

Feb. 26, 2015

Last week, I got some R&R and a respite from Midwest winter weather during a trip to the beautiful island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Even on vacation, however, it was impossible to avoid learning something about water.

Much of the island – including the house we rented for our stay – relies completely on rainwater for its potable water needs. If rainwater supplies run too low, as can happen during the dry season, the only recourse is to truck in water to replenish the tanks.

Because of this, island residents are extremely conscious of water conservation, and they are sure to spread the message to the many tourists that visit each year. Just about every restroom – including those in our rental home – feature posted signs explaining the importance of water conservation and asking visitors to do their part.

Have you come across interesting water knowledge in your travels? If so, let us know – send us an e-mail, or tell us about it in the comments.

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