If you save water, you will not only cut down your expenses, you can also save the lives of many people. According to a survey, more than 700 million people don’t have access to fresh and contamination-free water sources.
Conserving Water in Bathroom
- Check pipes for leaks:
The leaks in your household that are unknown can waste up to 11,000 L of water every year.
If you find a leak, try to fix it. If it’s complicated, you may call a plumber.
- Waiting for hot water
Instead of wasting the cold water as you wait for it to heat up, use a bucket and collect it. You can use this cold water in the garden.
- Turn the faucet off when brushing
When you leave the tap running while brushing your teeth, you waste approx. 10L per minute. A survey shows that 8 out of 10 people turn the tap off while brushing or shaving.
- Water-efficient showerheads
Many showers waster up to 5L water per minute while the other use 2.5 gallons of water per minute.
You can save 20,000L of water per year by swapping to a water-efficient showerhead.
- Take shorter showers
Take a clock with you into the bathroom a challenge yourself to cut down your showering time. Cutting down your shower time can save up to 10 gallons of water.
Taking a shower uses one-third of the amount of water used in taking a bath, it will also depend on the size and the depth of the tub you use.
- Use dual flush toilets
Normal flush toilets use 5 gallons of water per flush while the low-flush toilets use 1.6 gallons per flush.
The dual-flush toilet allows us to use less water to flush liquid waste and more water for solid waste. Dual-flush toilets can save up to 80L water per day.
Conserving Water while Laundry
- High-efficiency washers
Old top-loading washers use 40 to 45 gallons per load, but you can reduce it by using high-efficiency washers or front loaders.
High-efficiency washers use less energy and water than old top-loader washers.
- Washing one load a week
You can save water reducing your washing by one load a week, this will save almost 26,00L each year. You can use economy mode during washing this will save you water as well as electricity.
- Use cold water
Use cold water instead of warm water because it takes water to create energy and energy is needed to warm the water, so you can save both water and energy by using cold water.
Coldwater prevents colors from bleeding as well.
Conserving water in Kitchen
Load your dishwashers into its full capacity. If you don’t have a dishwasher then use a sink full of water to rinse the dishes instead of running water.
Don’t use pre-rinsing for every dish. Pre-rinsing the dishes can double your water use. You can collect the food waste before washing the dishes to save water and to prevent the wastewater system blockage.
- Plug the sink
While washing the vegetables, fruits and other things plug the sink instead of using running water, by doing this you can save 10L of water.
Conserving water outdoor
- Use a bucket to wash your car
Using a bucket instead of a pressure machine or pipe to wash your car will reduce water use.
Many commercial car washes use may use less water, most of them use the recycling system to collect and filter the water to use it again and again.
- Cover the Swimming Pool
Cover your pool during the summer nights to prevent water evaporation. In some places emptying and refilling the pool is under restriction or even banned.
- Greywater for the flush
Greywater is any water used in the shower, washing machine or dishwasher. Through this, you can save many gallons of freshwater per day.
- Reuse or recycle Products
It takes hundreds of gallons to produce a shirt or a piece of paper. You can donate furniture, old clothes to charities or donation centers. The recycling process is the key thing to save the water and natural resources.
Many non-profit organizations are working on providing people contamination-free and healthy water. They aim to ensure all communities have access to clean, healthy water and to protect the supply so it stays clean for generations to come.