10 useful suggestion to save water
Simple daily acts to save water and help our planet
Saving water has become essential all over the world even where its presence has always been significant. Our water resources are not endless and every year are less and less.
According to the World Economic Forum, water shortage is one of the five global risks and already affects a quarter of the world’s population. Unfortunately, people often do not pay attention to saving water, because the problem doesn’t directly affect them. But in concrete is not the case.
If we all did our part in conserving our precious water resources, we could make a huge difference to the environment. We learn to consume it intelligently because it is a fundamental and irreplaceable resource.
10 tips to understand the value of every single drop
1. BE CAREFUL ON LEAK
If there are any leaks in your tap or pipes, fix them immediately. A wrong closure of tap could cause the consume of 2 thousand litres per year.
2. INSTALL A LOW-FLOW TAP
A normal tap consume 16 L per minutes. If you install taps and mixers with flow control devices the consume will be 6 L per minute with an increase of saving water.
3. TURN OFF THE WATER IF YOU DON'T NEED IT
To avoid an unnecessary waste, while you’re lathering your hair, shave your beard or brushing your teeth, turn off the water.
4. TAKE A QUICK SHOWER INSTEAD OF A LONG BATH
If you choose showers to baths you’ll consume the 75% less. Close the shower head while you’re soaping and cut your shower of one minute.
5. STORE RAINWATER
You can collect rainwater in a bowl or in a tank in this way you’ll be able to use it for watering the garden. Your plants need more attentions than water.
6. REUSE THE WATER WHENEVER YOU CAN
For example you can reuse the water you washed your vegetable for watering your plants, also you can use your tumble dryer water in many ways as:
• cleaning steel
• washing your car
• washing windows
• washing floors
7. WASH VEGETABLES INSIDE A CONTAINER
Instead of using running water, fill a container up using the strictly necessary of water for washing vegetables or doing dishes.
8. USE YOUR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES WISELY
Always remember to fully load your washing machine and dishwasher, without using the pre-wash set. These appliances consume from 40L to 150L every washing.
9. COLLECT WATER WHILE IS GETTING HOT
It usually happens that you’re running the water while you’re waiting for the hot one so start today to collect that cold water and use it for washing floors, watering plants or doing other housekeeping.
10. WATER THE ROOTS
When you’re watering plants be careful on do it only on roots not on leaves. Plants should be watered in the early morning or when the sun goes down, in this way water evaporate slowly and the sand soaks more.