Rapid increase in global population + Decrease of freshwater resource + Water mismanagement & wastage + Uncontrolled pollution = Threat to the very survival of Human race on earth.
Isn't it imperative that we undertake serious measures IF we wish to extend human life on this planet? Let's start it small - right from our own household.
1. Fix Dripping FaucetsThe bathroom is the place of the greatest indoor water use in the house.
Leaks waste water 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Did you know that a dripping tap can waste enough water to fill a bath tub every week, nearly 32 litres / day.In most cases, all it requires is an inexpensive washer, which is more than sufficient to stop such leaks.
2. Detect Leaky Toilets
Even the smallest leaks in your Toilet can waste 500 litres of water/day.Periodic checks can easily detect any invisible leak. Simply add a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. Even without flushing once, if the color begins to appear in the toilet bowl, it means you have successfully investigated a leak in your Toilet.
3. Reduce Toilet Flushes
Single flush of a Toilet uses 9 litres of water; 15 times per day 135 litres /day.Make use of modern day, dual flush smaller tanks to conserve water used abundantly in this fashion. Incase you have bigger tanks, 1 plastic bottle can save nearly 18 litres of water each day, without harming the efficiency of the toilet.
Take one litre plastic bottle and put 1 or 2 inches of sand/pebbles in the bottom. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and place it in your toilet tank, away from the operating mechanism. Simple
4. Fill Automatic Washers
A standard washing machine uses 100 litres of water to wash an average sized load, but an Energy Star certified washing machine uses less 55 - 70 litres of water, saving of 22,000 litres of water per year for an average family.Similarly an Energy Star certified dishwasher can save almost 11 litres of water/load. This amounts to almost 18,000 litres of water per year. Just make sure you run both your automatic washers only when they are full. Save a staggering amount of water in the process.
5. Limit Showering TimeIn an average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers.
Showering accounts for almost 17% of household water use - a minimum of 10 litres of water/minute; 8 minutes a day 400 litres / day.Way 1: The best way to conserve water spent showering, is to use a Water-Saving shower head.
Way 2: Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rinse off. Aim to finish all these steps in 5 minutes or less.
6. Stop Running TapsBy not running taps while shaving or brushing your teeth, you can save up to 750 litres of water/month. Is it not a very surprising quantity? Let's start saving water right now -
Step 1: Before brushing, wet your brush.
Step 2: While brushing, turn off the tap.
Step 3: After brushing, fill a glass for rinsing mouth. Well done!
Save Water - Save Life - Save Earth