Today is the 24th World Water Day. A day celebrated on March 22 every year which focuses our attention on the importance of freshwater and advocates the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day reminds us of the fact that more than half a billion people in the world still don't have access to safe water. Yet, 76 million Indians are still without safe water, 12 million more than China. About 20 drink water from sources that are deemed unsafe. With the world water crisis representing one of the most significant public health issues facing the world today, we need to find ways to conserve this precious resource now more than ever.
Turn off the taps. Leaving a tap running while brushing teeth wastes 6 litres of water a minute. And by fixing a dripping tap you can save over 60 litres of water a week. Don’t leave the tap running needlessly. If you are washing your face and you need to get the tap warm, use that initial cooler water to brush your teeth, and then wash your face afterwards when the hot water starts coming out.
Always leave your lawn clipping on your lawn. You'll use less water and fertilizer as a result. In order to save water you can water your lawn in the early morning or evening .
Fill the dishwasher first. To save up to 10,000 litres of water a year keep it running when it's full. To go even further, choose the short cycle or install a high-efficiency model.
Please fix a leaky faucet. One drop per second from a leaky tap wastes about 10,000 litres of water a year.
Stop that leaky toilet. Not only does it sound annoying, it wastes loads of water. Leaks can often be fixed by making minor adjustments.This will save lots of water.
Always shut off the hose. When washing your car, you can save as much as 150 gallons of water if you turn off the hose between washing and rinsing. You must always use bucket of soapy water and a trigger nozzle instead.
Wash full loads of laundry. When you wash full loads of laundry , you can easily save around 2,000 litres of water a month.
Use a rain barrel.You can collect rain water from your eaves to water your garden. You can purchase a rain barrel and get your water for free, leaving more of this precious resource in nature.
Steam your veggies. As well as using less water than boiling, steaming also retains more nutrients. If you do boil, try adding the water used as a tasty stock to soups.
Compost Food Scraps. If you use a water-hogging garbage disposal to get rid of kitchen waste, it's time to get back to nature by composting. By doing so you can conserve loads of water. You can also just toss your scraps into a plastic bin filled with moist bedding, and the worms do the rest — effortlessly and odor-free. The resulting soil is ideal for houseplants, gardens, or patio containers.