When I was growing up in California, we were in the midst of a very long, hot drought. I remember that there was a guest teacher that came in to teach us about water conservation. The thing that stuck with me all of this time is that he said, "one day you may tell your grandchildren that water flowed out of the faucets and that you were able to take a shower, because someday that water could be gone." YIKES!! My grandfather and my extended family were farmers and they were always talking about water rights and running out of irrigation water. That was pretty scary to me.
So now I'm always thinking about water and how not to waste it. Which brings me to the potted plants that I love. At the end of the day I go around and pick up all of the leftover water bottles, half empty glasses of iced tea or lemonade, the melted ice from the coolers, and use them to water the plants. I'm not saying that it will solve the water crisis, but every bit helps!! It doesn't hurt the plants at all, and mine seem to love it!