Water is Not Important!
That’s the outlook or attitude of humans is towards the water. We all know how important water is yet we don’t feel the need to save water. We overlook its significance It is commonly found a substance on earth yet the most crucial one for sustainable life form as we know. In-Fact when we look for life forms on other planets, the very first substance we look for is water or forms of water may it be liquid or solid. A human body is made of 60-65% water. Newborns are made of 75% of water substance. Air contains water substance to make atmosphere livable. Matter of fact, the water substance in the air is way more than the water in rivers combined. Everything on Earth necessitates water to sustain itself.
Earth is covered in 70% Water. So, What’s the Problem Houston?
Earth is 70.1% covered in water so, It is safe to say that we have enough water for future generations, That we don’t need to Save Water, Right? Sadly, No. Most of the portion of the water is salt water with high saline minerals which are toxic to humans and other life forms that exist today. The usable water that exists in form of rivers, streams, ponds, lakes etc amounts to only 0.3% and rest of waters is tapped in glaciers or is in the ground deep below which if taken out may make the ground infertile. Thus, Glaciers are one of the biggest sources of water.
So, Where does the water go?
So, Where does the water go? Isn’t It a mystery? Most of the water gets wasted in daily routines. Matter of fact, if a Faucet drips once per second, It is actually wasting 2,700 gallons of water annually. 4 gallons of water gets wasted every morning while brushing teeth since average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute. A 5minute bath uses at least 10-25 gallons of water and a normal bath takes up a whopping 70 gallons of water.
Rest of the wastage happens when industrial waste gets mixed up or dumped out in rivers, ponds, Lakes etc. A public running toilet wastes up to 200 gallons of water on a daily basis. Average flourished residence uses 100,000 gallons of water. 36 million gallons of water gets wasted in leaks in the water supply system in New York City. So that 0.3% usable water is depleting way too fast than actually predicted back in the day due to the increased pressure of population on resources.
Break the habit, Not the budget!
Since its crucial substance to survival and with the rising demand for water, it’s getting quite expensive over time. The electricity costs related to water, construction of borewells, water filtering etc everything combined cost a fortune. Running cost is even higher is accumulated annually. So the suggestion is to break the habit and reduce the wastage of water on a daily basis and indulge such activities in daily routine while making others aware of such habits.
How to measure my water wastage?
Why to measure water wastage?
To become mindful of the usage of water in the family. To measure the nooks and crannies regarding how and where water can be saved. Mindfulness regarding water usage also helps in minimizing the over-utilization of water.
Water wastage is measurable. Here are some points on how to track water usage.
- If your Faucet drips then get a stop-watch and count the drops per minute. Fill the number to there respective fields and submit the answer on Water Drip Wastage Calculator by US Govt. You will get to know how much you are wasting water.
- Water meters can be used to measure water usage. Since its cumulative, You need to see for the difference in the daily units than that of yesterday. Once you have that then try minimizing the unit number by cutting the wasteful use of water and turning off the faucets or showers or pipes when not using them.
- If you brush with the faucet open and bath in the shower then on average you are wasting approx 50 gallons of water on a daily basis. Toilet wastage and leaks related wastage is not included.
- How much water is actually needed to wash clothes without using the maximum amount of water in washing machines is another way to go to the track and minimize the wastage of water.
No government authority or institution can help us in saving water unless we ourselves desire to. -The Berkey
Ways to save water
The crucial yet most ignored part. There are numerous efficient approaches to preserve water in and around your home. Look through this rundown for ways that will work for you. There are plenty of ways to save water and they are not that hard to follow through. Here are some of the helpful ways to save water.
- First and Foremost is the Obvious one i.e Turn off the faucet when no one is using it and if it drips then get it fixed.
- “A minimum of 7.5 liters per capita per day will meet the requirements of most people under most conditions.”- Says The World Health Organisation.
- Saving dirty clothes to wash them together in a single wash instead of starting multiple wash cycles for separate clothes.
- Using water-efficient shower-head.
- Turning off the shower when applying Soap or Body Bath (Using only 5 gallons of water is more than enough on a daily basis for every bath needs).
- Using veggie related boil water to water plants and steaming veggies.
- Using less flush toilets or compost/water-less toilets.
- Rainwater harvesting where-ever possible and coming up with creative ideas in harvesting rainwater in urban areas.
- Bulk Washing utensils in the dishwasher instead of going through separate cycles.
- Add Rocks, Peat, Barks in plants reduces evaporation thus this saves up to 750 to 1500 gallons of water per month.
Saving Water, Saves Alot!!!
Saving water saves a lot of energy, time and effort. Do you know how much of energy, Equipment, manpower, land etc is needed to supply the water to your home? Wasting water means wasting their time. efforts and the government’s/corporation’s resources. One of the best ways to save energy is to save water throughout the household.
Here are some savings :
- Getting water-efficient showerhead saves up to 100$ annually.
- Saving water in bathing and brushing can save up to 365$ annually.
- Cleaning water tanks and systems can save the water from contamination and delay the repair costs as well.
- Fixing dripping water faucets can save money.
- Re-using boiled veggie water to water plants can save fertilizer cost and separate clean water cost.
- Taking Short Shower saves money and time giving exact freshness as felt in long showers.
- Furthermore, Turning off the faucet during brushing to save 3 gallons of water per brushing session.
- Using Less-flush toilets saves 3 gallons of water per toilet use.
- Repairing toilet related leaks saves upto 400 gallons of water per month.
- Use dustbins and ashtrays to throw tiny waste like tissues, cigarette butt etc. Don’t Flush them as it wastes gallons of water. This will put money in your pocket in terms of water saved.
- Recycle waste water like – Reusing soap water to wash cars saves up to 150 gallons of water.
- Using a limited amount of detergent will save the amount of water needed to rinse off and saves detergent as well.
- Not wasting cold water and boiling as needed for use, saves up to 200-300 gallons of water per month.
Saving Water actually puts the money back in your pocket.
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