Usually, when we talk about caring for the Earth, we always think in green. However, if we see the planet from space, we can see that the vast majority of the surface is blue. In fact, 71% of the surface is water. Maybe this is the reason why still there are people who think that water is inexhaustible. However, the truth is that water is an insufficient resource and more and more areas suffer from shortages of this vital element.
Let’s start by saying that the culprits of water pollution are not mainly the giant oil and chemical companies, but we people responsible for water pollution and therefore it is in our hands to find solutions to this problem.
If this is not enough, here, we give you three more reasons why we should all take care of the water and avoid contaminating it:
#1 Our health
According to WHO, 80% of gastrointestinal infectious and parasitic diseases and one-third of the deaths caused worldwide are due to the use and consumption of contaminated water. This problem is quite severe and requires immediate attention since only 41% of the world population consumes treated and disinfected water, that is being considered “safe.”
#2 The water is diminishing every day
We do not want the apocalypse to appear, but the water left for human consumption is scarce. Of the total water we have on the planet, only 3% is freshwater, and out of that percentage, only 1% is in the liquid state. If we want we can surely ignore these statistics, but we should remember that human race cannot survive without water.
Although, the shortage of water is a problem that more seriously affects underdeveloped countries, some of the developed countries are also facing some severe water shortage cases, such as in Sydney and Houston, which have severe problems of availability of fresh water for domestic consumption.
#3 Daily consumption
In addition to needing water to hydrate, we also need water for our daily hygiene. Evidently, it is practically impossible for us to be healthy if we waste water or use contaminated water in our daily lives. Taking into account that each of us consumes an average of 300 liters of water per day in our homes, we must be aware of this problem and try to resolve it correctly.
We can use waterless body bath and waterless shampoo for maintaining our hygiene.
Some critical data to understand the problem better
# Of the total available fresh water, only 8% is destined for domestic use.
# Currently there are 2,400 million people who do not have access to adequate sanitation.
# 1,100 million people live in the world without potable water (especially drinking water).
# By 2025 the water shortage will reach approximately up to 2,000 million people.
# Water scarcity will cause conflicts between countries since there are hundreds of river basins that are shared by two or more countries. This may result in disastrous wars worldwide.
Therefore, we, in addition to the usual practices to save water, should carry out different processes to reduce water consumption. Focus on being careful with its use both when cleaning and washing. Let’s see a series of simple tips to save water at home:
#1 A shower means an average wastage of 400 liters per day and home. Hence, try a dry shampoo or body wash and can keep you clean without using water. You can use Clensta International’s waterless body bath and waterless shampoo. Dr. Puneet Gupta, the founder of Clensta International, explains; “the usage of 100 ml of waterless body bath and waterless shampoo can save up to 350 litres of water.” One has to merely rub the solution on the skin and clean the lather with tissue paper, towel or a piece of cloth. It clears off the dirt, dust, oil and harmful microscopic particles. Which is indeed a great way to maintain good personal hygiene without having to waste any more water.
#2 Do not leave the tap open when brushing your teeth or shaving. With this usual practice, you can save up to 30 liters of water per person, per day.
#3 Do not keep the tap open when doing the dishes. It is better to fill the pile and wash the dishes in it.
#4 Try to use water that is not dirty for other actions, such as water from your bathroom can be used to scrub the floor.
#5 Rationalize irrigation by taking advantage of rainwater or by establishing drip irrigation systems.
#6 Be careful with leaks in the bathroom and kitchen. It is necessary to check the taps and the urinary elements every so often because with the use they can appear small leaks that generate essential losses of water and money after the time.
#7 Change your traditional appliances for those with the A +, A ++ or A +++ label. Especially, the washing machine and the dishwasher. This type of appliance saves 50% of water consumption thanks to its economic systems and its half load programs.
#8 Install thermostatic or electronic taps in the kitchen and bathroom. These systems make the use of water rationalized by regulating consumption.
What do you think of our tips for saving water? Do you think you can take them to practice? Which of these tips will be more challenging to perform? Tell us your opinions about it.