WAYS TO CONSERVE WATER
Why do we need to save water?
- 97.5% of the world’s water is locked in seas and oceans, too salty for human use. And most of the remaining 2.5% is in the ice caps.
- So we humans depend on the tiny bit available as fresh water – an essential natural resources for life.
- But we don’t just use water for drinking. We wash in it, clean with it, and use it to produce everything from clothing to food. Fresh water supplies are being used faster than ever for crop production – including feed for livestock and biofuels.
Ways to save water:-
1 Turn off the taps
- Don’t let your water consumption run out of control. Save 6 litres of water a minute by turning off your tap while you brush your teeth.
- Fix leaky taps too – and stop what could be 60 litres of water going straight down the drain every week.
2 Boil what you need
- Save water, money and energy by only boiling as many cups of water as you need.
3 Shower with less
- Every minute you spend in a power shower uses up to 17 litres of water
- Set a timer on your phone to keep your showers short, sweet and water-saving.
- Switching to an efficient shower head will allow you to lather up in less water, which means you’ll save water and cut your bills.
4 Save up your dirty clothes
- Washing a full machine load of clothes uses less water and energy than 2 half-loads.
- This means lower bills as well.
5 Reduce food waste
- It takes a lot of water to produce our cereal, fruit and other food.
- More than half of the 7 million tonnes of food and drink UK households bin every year could be eaten.
- wasting less food could save you rs.480 a year.
- Get some handy advice from love food hate waste , or get inspired by these high tech solutions to food waste from around the world.
6 Catch rainwater
- Installing water butts saves up to 5,000 litres of water a year .
- And your plants will thank you for rainwater rather than treated tap water.
- You can also cut water use by 33% by watering plants manually instead of using automatic sprinklers.
7 Be plumbing prepared
- Regularly check your kitchen pipes and the dishwasher hose for slow leaks.
- Find out where your household stop valve is and make sure that you can turn it on and off.
- You’ll thank us if you ever have a burst pipe – because you’ll be able to cut off the flow before it floods the house.
- Find a contact number for your water supplier so that if you find a leak you can let them know and stop water being wasted.
8 Do not fund the water grabbers
- Some companies and investors that buy up land around the world contribute to water scarcity and pollution.
- They sometimes deny local people access to water, pollute watercourses or exhaust supplies.
- This can affect the ability of local communities to farm and access safe drinking water.this is known as water grabbing.
9 The government can take action too
- Around the world, governments can also help to save fresh water and prevent water pollution by:
- measuring water use and setting targets to reduce it.
- obliging large companies to measure and manage the amount of resources they use.
- encouraging lower water diets.