22 Ways to Save Water at Home
one month ago in Education
Only 50% of the population of India has access to safe drinking water and due to lack of access to safe drinking water about 200,000 people die every year!
By Conserving water, we are becoming more responsible towards environment.Today you can choose whether you will make an effort to save water or not because maybe you will survive with enough water at your home but will your future generations? No! We stand no chance of survival without adequate water.
Here are 19 Ways to Save Water at Home with conscious consumption of water.
- Cut down Your Shower Time- An individual might be wasting 17 gallons of water per shower. Take shower in 5 minutes or less or use a few buckets instead, it saves water and gives you enough water to bathe.You can save up to 20 litres per day just by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth or washing your hands and face.
- Turn off your Tap while brushing your teeth, washing dishes, face and while shaving-Saving water not only helps the environment but it also helps your pocket by lowering your water bills. Considerable amount of water is wasted while doing household chores, if we will be little conscious about our water consumption, we will be able to save a considerable amount of water every minute!
- Fix Leaking Taps,Toilets and Pipes- How often do you check if your toilets, taps and pipes are not leaking and functioning properly? Start checking from today because you can save a large quantity of water which gets wasted due to leaking taps and pipes. You can save up to 75 litres of water each day.
- Do not throw away leftover water instead use it to water a plant or pour it in a cup and place it at the site where birds come often.
- Cut Down Your Meat Intake, as rearing animals for dairy and meat is quite water intensive so by eating seasonal veggies we will be conserving water.
- Gardening needs science too! Water your Plants in the early morning so it does not evaporate immediately, which is what usually happens when you irrigate your plants at noon when heat is high.
- To Clean the Floors, you can use a Bucket instead of a Pipe.
- Discourage Children from playing with too much water and Encourage them to save it.
- Using fertilisers to boost a plant’s growth can also increase its water consumption so apply only the minimum amount required.
- Do not run the Dishwasher or washing machines on 3 or 4 clothes, run only on full loads, it saves energy as well as water!
- Apply Mulch around your plants. Mulch is a chemical-free protective ground covering, Mulch helps in suppressing weed growth around your trees and holds soil moisture.
- Do not use flush to Dump Tissues or other stuff in the toilet, throw your smallest of waste in dustbins. In case you have a double flush toilet, you can use a smaller flush button so it uses less water to flush out your liquid waste.
- To Clean your vehicles use a few buckets of water rather than a hose or you can opt for waterless cleaning products which can help you conserve water.
- Try Rain water harvesting, save the rainwater in a bucket or collect it from the roof, you can use it for watering your plants, washing and in your other household chores.
- You can try eating using the minimum number of utensils required so you will need to wash less as well.
- Change your Shower head and switch to more water saving ones.
- To Clean your Driveways and Sidewalk, Pick up a Broom and brush the debris aside instead of cleaning with water.
- To thaw frozen items, do not use running water on them, instead defrost them in the refrigerator.
- Do not Clean your Lawns on Windy day as it evaporates the water immediately.
- Your kindness can kill your plants as well! Do not over water them, let them grow roots and become strong.
- Buy Products which are EPA WaterSense labelled, they save 20% without compromising its performance.
- Sharing is Caring! Share water conservation tips with your friends, roommates, colleagues and family. Teach kids to turn off faucets tightly. The key to conserve water is to reduce and reuse.