Do One Thing: Get Yourself A Broom.

David Quilty

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June 10, 2009

This week’s Do One Thing is about something I have carried with me since I first moved to California – the use of water to clean off driveways and sidewalks. Could anything be more asinine than to use fresh water instead of a broom to remove debris? I often witnessed shopowners spraying clean, fresh water to remove leaves and twigs from the sidewalk in front of their store, and watched in amazement as homeowners went from watering their flowers to watering their concrete driveways. To be honest, I don’t know which is worse and more annoying – using water like this or leaf blowers. But either way, why doesn’t everyone just use a broom and save us all from noise pollution or wasted water? So please, Do One Thing – get yourself a broom!