It’s all a part of an effort by the EPA to teach kids to conserve water. So, no more baths for kids. They’ve got to teach them while they’re young. Breitbart reported:
As part of its effort to help save the planet from the dangers of taking too many baths, the EPA’s WaterSense program is trying to convince kids they should avoid bathtubs in favor of showers, which it says is a far more efficient use of water.
“To save even more water, keep your shower under five minutes long—try timing yourself with a clock next time you hop in!” the “WaterSense for Kids” website says.
In addition to convincing kids to stay away from the tub, the EPA’s website instructs children to be careful not to give plants or the yard too much water, to ask parents to use car washes that recycle used water, and to avoid using hoses whenever possible. The EPA even suggests kids conduct experiments with parents to test toilets for leaks.
When kids aren’t busy timing their showers to ensure they remain as unclean as possible and training to be future plumbers, they can “test” their “water sense” by playing EPA’s Pac-Man-inspired online game starring the “water-efficiency hero,” Flo. The goal of the game is to move Flo, a cartoon water drop, “through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water-wasting monsters.”
There’s nothing kids hate more than those darn water-wasting monsters.
You can add this pathetic attempt by the EPA to brainwash kids into feeling guilty every single time they flush the toilet to the long list of ridiculous efforts the federal agency has made recently to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.
We will never run out of water. The water that we do have is recyclable. Just look at what California is doing, since they’re in a drought. They’ve got desalination plants that will allow people to drink the seawater.
I’m not suggesting that we all waste water. We should be good stewards with the resources that we have. But telling kids that they need to stop taking baths and instead take no-more-than-five minute-showers is totally ridiculous, considering that this is coming from a federal government agency. If this instruction was coming from a parent in order to keep the water bill down, that’s totally different.
The EPA I’m sure is gearing up for laws that will regulate how much water each person will be allowed to use. Before long, they’ll be rationing and taxing natural resources as if they own everything.