Water shortage is a gaping problem that should not be ignored by any of us. With drastic climatic changes taking place and as 71 percent of earth’s surface is covered with salty, undrinkable water and the drinkable water resources are getting polluted every day. In such circumstances we need to pitch in and do whatever is in our power to help in preserving the water resources and overcoming the growing problem of water shortage. In some countries or regions this problem is more prominent than in others but even if you are getting fresh and clean water every day you should not waste it unthinkingly. Your mistakes of today can be a curse for your coming generations of tomorrow. Due to scarcity of drinkable of water you may be facing governmental restrictions on the usage of water or maybe you pay tax for using water. In some places people have to buy their daily drinking water. Following are some helpful tips for battling water shortage.
Control the wastage of water
You should get small changes made and fix the leaks around your home. The drippy faucets can waste lots of water throughout the day unnecessarily. Such waste of water will amount to extra charges that you will have to pay as water bills. Make sure your tightly lock all faucets when they are not being used. Buy faucets with aerators. This will lower the amount of water that comes through the faucets. You will be able to control the water flow as you please. They don’t cost you much and easy to install. You need to clean the aerators only once in three months.
Lock the moisture
Do not clean or rake the leaves that cover your backyard in the autumn months. The leaves lock the moisture of your soil and don’t require watering on a daily basis. The branches of your yard trees provide shadow to the ground and lock the moisture which would get evaporated otherwise. Planting trees can help the lawn soil retain moisture for a longer period of time. You may spread mulch or wood dust on the soil around your flowering trees and shrub to keep the moisture from evaporating easily.
Smart appliances, less wastage
Home appliances like dish washers and washing machines use a lot of water. This water is not recycled and gets wasted. Buy appliances that can work properly without wasting too much water. Smart use of technology can save water.