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Saving Water Tips
Personal Water Consumption Remains A Serious Issue. Start Now Creating Good Habits Of Water Conservation By Using These Simple Steps!
How can we save the water? I think not everyone is very concerned about this question. Why? They're still thinking that our natural resources is still abundance, so they don't care at all at this small little thing like saving the water.
Let us begin with saving the water in our daily lives. Do you know that our kitchen, our laundry, and our bathroom are the major consumer of the water? Do you know how much water you throw away when you wash your car?
Here are some tips that you can do:
- Toilets account for as much as 30% of your household consumption of water. For your information, old toilets installed in between 1980 and 1993 use 3.5 gallons of water per flush. Upgrade your toilet into a TwoFlush system, so it can save your money and also save the water.
- Install shower head and low-flow faucets that use less water. Faucets typically use 2 to 7 gallons per minute.
- Turn tap off until you rinse.
- Turn off the tap while you're brushing your teeth.
- If possible, fill up a large bowl with water and do your major cleaning with this water.
- Fix any leaky joints and pipes around the house. As an estimation, a leaky toilets will waste 2,500 gallons of water per year. Leaks are often undetected because they're small, hidden.
- Use rainwater in rain barrels to do household tasks as lawn, garden, toilet flushing, etc.
- Use water bucket or trigger nozzle if you want to clean your cars, trucks, etc.
- Use brooms to clean outdoor paths rather than hosing them with water.
- Check your home water meter for system leaks. Turn off all water-using appliances, then read your meter.
- Greywater (water from baths, showers, hand basins, washing machines) can be used for keeping the gardens alive. Remember, use only odorless greywater that containts low phosphorus detergents, and never using this water to water eaten raw vegetable gardens.
- Look for washing machines with four or more star WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standars) and wash with full loads.
Well, it's all up to us as a human to preserve the water and SAVE THE EARTH!