Water is our lifeline, a precious resource without which our planet would not look like how we see it today. The food that we eat – the vegetation is very dependent on water. Water also defines the global weather patterns. Water keeps our bodies and environment healthy and it is each of our duties to protect water. The modern day society relies completely on water and it is impossible to imagine life without water. It is our responsibility to save and protect water for ourselves and for the generations to come. We can contribute to this cause of saving water without changing our daily routines. Here are some simple ways you can do so-
Fix leaky taps:
We often see taps and faucets leaking but turn a blind eye to it and simply ignore them. You might see it as just a drop of water but every drop counts. Take proactive measures in fixing every tap and faucets in your house. Make sure all the washers and seals and intact. Do a routine check of all the taps and seals and repair immediately if required.
Turn off your taps:
Some of us have this habit of keeping the water running while brushing teeth or while having a shave. A running tap can waste up to 6 litres of water per minute. Do not forget to turn off your tap when not needed.
Use showers for bath:
Showers use much less water compared to filling a bathtub. Standing under the shower definitely feels great. However, do not get too carried away and spend too much time in the shower.
Use a bowl to wash vegetables:
Washing vegetable under a running tap can waste a lot of water. You could instead wash the vegetable in a bowl of water. The same goes with washing your utensils and dishes. Avoid washing dishes under running water. You could instead fill a tub water to wash the dishes.
Fill your washing machine:
Same quantity of water is used to wash a fully loaded and half-loaded washing machine. Wait until you have enough clothes to wash and fill the washing machine completely.
Rain water harvesting:
Rainwater harvesting is one of the most simple and natural ways to collect and reuse rain water. With a small investment on setting up a rain water system at your house, you can collect a significant amount of water every time it rains. You could use this water to water your garden, wash your portico’s, and wash your cars and various other activities. There are other rainwater harvesting systems, which simply recharge the ground water. Go ahead and get a rainwater harvesting system installed now.
Water your plants with wastewater:
Watering your plants with the rainwater that you collect saves a lot of tap water. Make sure you water your plants early mornings or in the evenings when the heat is less and there is lesser evaporation of water. Water your plants only when necessary. Most plants die because of excess water than lack of water.
Use a bucket to wash your car:
No doubt using a hosepipe is very convenient to wash your car, but at the same time, it also wastes a lot of water. Use a bucket of water and sponge to wash your car instead of running water using a pipe.
We can save water in many different ways and that too even without altering our daily routines. All it requires is to be sensitive and aware about saving and preserving water and just using water in the right way. A small effort can make a biggest difference.