Water is a very valuable and vital resource, so it should be used rationally. We have prepared a number of recommendations for more efficient water consumption.
Water is a source of life and an irreplaceable resource, but not an endless one. According to experts, by 2030 about 20% of developing countries will experience difficulties with access to water. In addition, by the middle of the century, population growth will cause an increase in demand by about 50%. Therefore, it is not surprising that the United Nations and other international organizations are trying to convey to society the importance of the responsible use of water and the reduction of water imbalances.
It can be said that in many regions there is no confidence in the uninterrupted supply of water. To save consumption, it is necessary to know and put into practice methods of caring for the ecosystem.
Efficient use of water starts with ourselves. Therefore, below we will give you some recommendations on how to reduce water consumption with the help of simple actions.
HOW TO SAVE WATER IN THE BATHROOM
While you are waiting for the cold water in the shower to run, take the opportunity to fill the containers (there are special containers for this). Later, you can use the saved water, for example, for cleaning your house or watering plants.
Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or soaping up.
Put a waste paper bin in the bathroom so you don’t turn the toilet into a trash can.
Take a shower instead of a bath. It takes half as much water to shower as it does to fill a bathtub.
Use water-saving cisterns or dual-flush cisterns to drain only the amount of water you need. Or, alternatively, place a two-liter plastic water bottle in the tank.
Run the washing machine at full load and select the appropriate program. Remember that a half load washer uses about the same amount of water as a full load washer.
Install economizers or aerators on faucets and showers. They reduce the power of the jet, and the difference is negligible.
HOW TO SAVE WATER IN THE KITCHEN
Defrost food in the refrigerator, not under running water. You will save money and improve the taste of food.
Thanks to saving equipment, in addition to water, you can also save electricity.
Use the dishwasher as needed, but preferably at full capacity. If you wash dishes by hand, don’t just leave the water running: lather everything first, then rinse.
Slightly close the water valve in the house. You will not notice the difference in flow rate, but you will save a lot of water every day.
If you find water loss or leakage, repair the problem as soon as possible.
HOW TO SAVE WATER IN THE GARDEN
Design an irrigation system to suit your garden’s needs. It is advisable to install automatic drip irrigation systems.
When watering with a sprinkler, properly adjust the position, flow rate, and coverage area of the sprinkler.
Try not to water at noon: the air temperature is higher and the water evaporates faster. In addition, you can harm plants if you water them in extreme heat.
If your garden has a lawn, try to keep the grass height at 2 inches to keep the roots moist.
Are you already using any of these tips? Or maybe you have additional ones? Share in the comments!