An Excel spreadsheet for estimating landscape water requirements using area of plantings, plant water demand factors and the impact of rainwater harvesting. The spreadsheet is based on the booklet Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use.
"Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners."
"Water is the driver of Nature."
Leonardo da Vinci
"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
"...and since flow of information is to spirit what water is to life, we'd best think about how to keep the pipes free and unclogged."
"In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
"We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
Jacques Yves Cousteau
"Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
"Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period..."
"It's the water. Everything is driven by the water."
"Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."