Water is a limited resource and everything on this planet needs water for its sustenance. Going by the current scenario, the future of the planet is in deep trouble. Water is being abused all around, which is leading to lessening its ability to provide the basic necessities. Earth has about 70 percent water on its surface and will continue to always have the same amount of water. The population growth on the planet and the contamination done by it has worsened this situation. It has put a strain on water supplies and the availability of clean water. The increasing water scarcity is presenting a gloomier picture than ever.
It is about time that we take taking key initiatives to meet the water demand of our country and subsequently our planet as well. The need of the hour is to adopt smart techniques to save water at home that leads to more sustainable water conservation and a happier future. Some of the techniques that each household must practice include-
Recycling of Water
The kitchen sinks, dishwashers, and washing machines have a lot of domestic wastewater which must be given proper treatment or used for other household chores. The water sourced from these places can be used for non-drinking functions that include washing a car, gardening, toilet flushing, etc. Recycling the domestic water waste can help us save on a lot of day-to-day water consumption.
“Water is essential part of Life and this world. It is Fact that Earth consist of 70% water Body but only 4% of water is Drinkable rest is Oceans with salty water”
Rainwater Harvesting System
Rainwater Harvesting System is one of the most constructive and easy ways of conserving water in the long run. Every household must install rooftop rainwater harvesting (RRH) system in their house, apartment, or complex. These systems are extremely beneficial as they can be attached to storage tanks and supply water through pipes to taps.
Eco-friendly Appliances and Fixtures
We often forget the importance of using eco-friendly machinery and appliances at home. It is about time that we change our perception and thought process while buying any appliance or fixtures for our homes. We must choose eco-friendly appliances like water-efficient washing machines and installing water-saving shower heads, low-flushing toilets and low-flow faucet aerators in bathrooms. These smart ways do not only conserve water but also increase the demand for environment-friendly appliances and fixtures.
Small Lifestyle Changes to Save Water
Other than the above-mentioned ways of saving water, we also need to make some small changes in our daily routines to be able to make a drastic effect on our water consumption. These handy tips include:
- Turning off the water taps when not being used and taking shorter showers
- Check the plumbing for leaks
- Using a dishwasher and laundry washer only on a full load
- Planting small trees under big ones to save water
- Using buckets instead of a shower to consume less water
Saving water at home is much simpler than we make it sound. We must make an effort towards changing our habits in the long run. Following the above-mentioned simple water conservation techniques can cut our water usage by more than half. It is about time that we commit an extra effort each day to make a difference.
Let’s Save the World “Together”