Water Conservation

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Water Conservation

Water Conservation

What is Water Conservation?

Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies and activities to sustainably manage the natural resource of fresh water, to protect the hydrosphere, and to meet the current and future human demand.

As simple as it sounds and as much awareness as there is out there about water conservation, how many of us are really being proactive about saving this life source?

Devastation hit the Western Cape when they had that dreaded day zero looming. What can we do to avoid this going forward? It’s as simple as starting from home because every drop counts… and this for sure has truth behind it.

Here are some simple tips on how we can conserve water in our homes:

Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. We don’t realise how much water is actually wasted when the water is left running and we are busy trying to reach every one of our 32 pearly whites for those of us that have that many left.

Take shorter showers.
So, instead of reflecting on the origin of life and the universe for 25 minutes rather take a “one song” shower. Sing your favourite song in the shower and try to finish before it ends, even better leave out the chorus.

If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s…you know the rest! I won’t get too descriptive.

Fix your leaks – give the plumber a call…

If you are not a plumber you could attempt DIY but then again this could make matters worse, not only will there be more water wastage but it will cost you even more.

So don’t be a cheapskate and don’t let your wife get the thrill of saying “I told you so!”

– Use a shower bucket, you know how we always waiting for the water to heat up and all that water is going down the drain rather stick a bucket under the faucet and use the saved water to flush the toilet or water your plants.

– Save water and shower together!

They always say save the Best for Last…

– Save water Drink Champagne. 

These are just a few tips that you can use to conserve water.

You may ask, why should we? Besides the glaring fact that water is life, here are a few more benefits to water conservation:

– Saves you money… cha-ching! Yes, your pocket can benefit as well as the rest of humankind.
– Protects drinking water resources
– Reduces the need for costly water supply and new wastewater treatment facilities.
– Maintains the health of aquatic environments.
– Saves energy used to pump, and treat water.

The shortage of water can have devastating consequences –
Not enough water for farmers to produce food, feed their livestock and that in turn puts their livelihood at risk as well as impacts the prices of those good in the market.
Less water also means sewage does not flow, and mosquitoes and other insects breed on stagnant, dirty water. The result is deadly diseases and other infections.

 

So let’s all work together and Conserve Water to make a difference.

 

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_conservation
https://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-ways-to-conserve-water-at-home.html
http://www.ecotechwater.com/Health/Water%20Consevation.html

 

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