June’s Small and Simple Stewardship Step: Conserve Water

A water fountain is visible against a dark background A water fountain is visible against a dark background Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians on Pixabay
June 01, 2021

“And in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land.”

Doctrine and Covenants 133:29


All of God’s living creations require water to survive. This physical dependence on water is often used as a symbol for our spiritual dependence on Christ, whose teachings are a “well of living water” (Guide to the Scriptures).

Many areas of the world are experiencing severe drought conditions this year, and the American West is being exceptionally hard hit. As water users, we all have a part to play to reduce water usage and help our neighbors during this difficult time.

Our invitation for June is to care for your community by conserving water. We provide some resources and ideas in hopes of sparking inspiration, but it’s up to you what small, simple stewardship step you take this month:

  • Find out where your household water comes from. Do your own web search or, if you’re in the U.S., you can use this online tool developed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Pick one (or more!) ways to reduce water use around your home (e.g. take shorter showers, consolidate laundry, look for and fix leaks; more ideas here).
  • Research how drought is affecting your region of the globe and share this information with your family, friends, and ward members to encourage water conservation in your community.

We hope these invitations help you cultivate a more Creation-friendly lifestyle, line upon line and precept upon precept. As you find your own way to be a better steward, share your inspired actions on social media—don’t forget to tag us and use both #EverySaintASteward and #SmallAndSimpleStewardship!