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World Water Day: 10 Ways To Save Water At Home

On average, a water purifier wastes 3 litres of water to purify 1 litre of water

Recently, we celebrated “World Water Day” on 22nd March 2021. But do we know the fact that only 0.5% is the freshwater available on earth, the rest of the water is in the form of icebergs and salty seawater. This simply means that a very less percentage of water is there to drink and consume for washing, cleaning and watering purpose. Here comes the responsibility too when we know that the resource we are using is limited on earth. So, it important that we conserve water so that we conserve our future too. And for this, we can simply adopt some good habits in our day to day life to reduce the wastage of water.

Let’s see some of the ways through which this could be done.

1. Conserve the flush out water from the RO Water Purifier

On average, a water purifier wastes 3 litres of water to purify 1 litre of water. So, store the flush out water from the regular water purifier to reduce the unnecessary wastage of water. This water can be used for washing veggie, fruits or it can also be used for washing dishes.

2. Conserve natural water resources

Conserve the natural water resources such as rivers, lakes and freshwater wetlands from pollution. This can be done on both individual-level and government level. As an individual, we can avoid throwing waste into these natural water resources. On the government level, strict policies need to be constructed and followed for industries for dumping untreated industrial waste into the rivers. By following these steps will not only help in maintaining the purity of the river plus will also conserve the natural water resources from human pollution.

3. Clean your car with a cloth instead of washing it daily

Very few people have known the fact that washing car using water consumes 15 litres of water a day. Instead of that, we can use a cloth to remove the dust and dirt particles from the car surface which can save a lot of water.

4. Rainwater Harvesting

Store and save rainwater using side barrels in the corner of the house. This water can be further used to water flowers, plants and trees in the garden. This can save up to 5000 litres of water in a year.

5. Switch to low-water taps, showerhead and flush

Switching to low-water taps, showerhead and toilet flush is an effective way of saving water. This will also reduce the water bill cost that used to happen due to the overconsumption of water in these departments.

6. Use a short shower strategy

Sometimes “Less is good” and when it comes to taking shower, then it’s better to invest less time in the shower and save water. This could be done by simply tracking the shower time and setting a timer before taking a bath to keep the shower short.

7. Reduce single-use items and focus on recyclable products

It takes 22 gallons of water to produce plastic. And instead of plastics, we can switch to environment-friendly stasher bags that are reusable and recyclable. Plus, we can prefer to buy products that come in a glass container instead of a plastic container. This will also help in reducing water wastage.

8. Turn off the water while brushing teethes, washing hands and shaving

We might have no idea about how much water we wash in between brushing teethes, washing hands and shaving. Almost 24 litres of water a day is wasted due to leaving the water tap open while doing these activities. And this scenario could be changed for good by simply adopting this habit of turning off the tap while doing these things.

9. Reuse water

Reuse the left-over water after boiling pasta, potato and other stuff. Also, the water used to wash the vegetables and fruits can be stocked for reuse. Use it to water the plants in your garden and lawn.

10. Keep in check of leakage

It is extremely important to not only stop the wastage of water but also stop water loss that happens due to pipe leakage. And it’s shocking that we lose around 40% of the piped water due to leakage in India. So, keep in check any kind of water leakage at your home so that stop the unnecessary wastage of water.

Let’s adopt these healthy ways of saving water and do your due contribution to protecting the earth. So, remember this “SAVE WATER, SAVE FUTURE”.

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Written by Swati Mor

Pursuing her doctorate studies, Swati always looks for unexplored potential in different genres and love to pen down her thoughts. She also enjoys reading about gadgets, technologies, historical art and culture.

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