For a while, every time Caetano Dorea’s kids took a bath, he used a bilge pump to save the water and pour it on his plants outside.
As a University of Victoria engineering professor specializing in wastewater treatment, Dorea knows more than the average person about how much water the average household uses in Canada.
“We use water in a very luxurious way,” Dorea said.
“We use more drinking water to flush than we hydrate ourselves with. It is a little bit mind-boggling for me, and I think these systems could be rethought in view of our current challenges.”
Dorea is referring to the record-breaking drought that British Columbia is currently experiencing.
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