What Everybody Ought to Know About Water Conservation

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Water conservation is necessary for everyone, especially if 75% of the world's population is expected to face a water shortage by 2050. [Mongabay.com] There are three things that one must think about; sustainability, energy conservation, and habitat conservation.

We need to make sure that fresh water will be available for our future generations; we can't take water without it being naturally replaced at the same rate of removal. 

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Conserving the energy we use to treat and deliver water to consumers is definitely a necessity. And if we take too much fresh water, how are local wildlife going to survive?

With everyone doing their part, we can make a huge difference. We cannot take this precious resource for granted anymore – water conservation must be in our way of life.

Here are some great tips that you can start doing now to help conserve water.

Water Conservation Tips - Bathroom

Save Water In the Bathroom

  1. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  2. Take shorter showers and shallow baths.
  3. Don't use the toilet as a wastebasket.
  4. Check to see if your toilet is leaking
  5. Install a showerhead that lets you turn off water while soaping up.
  6. Install a Low-Flow toilet or simply convert your current toilet to allow dual flushing.

Water Conservation Tips - Kitchen

Save Water In the Kitchen

  1. Thaw foods in the refrigerator, not under running water.
  2. Wash full loads in the dishwasher.
  3. Install aerators on faucets to reduce flow.
  4. Wash fruits and vegetables in a bowl instead of under running water.
  5. Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge for cold drinking water instead of running the tap.

Water Conservation Tips - Laundry Room

Save Water In the Laundry Room

  1. Run the washing machine with full loads only.

Water Conservation Tips - Outdoors

Save Water Outdoors

  1. Adjust the sprinkler timer as the weather changes.
  2. Sweep pavement and driveways instead of hosing them down.
  3. Don't water when windy or raining.
  4. Don't overwater – every third day is usually enough.
  5. Avoid use of hoses without a shutoff value.
  6. Put a layer of mulch down in the garden to keep soil moisture in and weeds out.

 

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