9 Easy Ways to SAVE WATER Much
The United Nations reports that some 1.2 billion of the world's population live in water-stressed regions as a result of use, growth, and climate change. That's why doing your share to save water, here and now, is synonymous with your own survival.
Here are 9 easy ways to save water much.
1. Use plastic bottles as float boosters in your toilet tank.
Find two narrow plastic bottles that are big enough but will not get in the way of the moving parts inside the toilet.
Put an inch of sand inside these plastic bottles to serve as float boosters in your toilet tank.
Then, fill these bottles with water and close tightly close the lid of each bottle.
Put them inside your toilet tank. Voila! You save as much as 2 liters of water every time you flush the toilet.
With less water needed to fill the tank, less water is flushed.
2. Detect and fix all leaks around your house.
You got a big surprise when you received your latest water bill. Well, it could be your running or leaky toilet which can waste up some 6,000 gallons per month and add much to your water bill.
Walk up to your toilet and listen to any hiss-like noise. Check and fix faulty tank flapper, water connections and seals.
Next, check for any leaky faucet and fixtures like your water heater and shower head. In case of a faulty rubber washer in the faucet handle, shut off the water to the leaky faucet. Then, unscrew the handle, remove the bad washer, and replace it with a new one.
It's now time to check outdoors. Are you using an irrigation system for your landscaping?
A line crack or loose joint may cause a leak even when the irrigation system is switched off. Look for consistently damp patches, or for grassy areas that are lusher than the rest.
Fix the leak, or contact your plumber to fix or replace your irrigation leak.
By detecting and fixing water leaks at home can save you about 10 percent on water bills.
3. Use less water in washing your vehicle.
Shop for a trusted waterless car cleaner in automotive retailers or online stores. Opt for brands with biodegradable ingredients.
Then, soak well a microfiber towel in this waterless car cleaner solution. Using his damp towel, work it into the small surface of the car.
Start in small areas and move around the car. Go over each area for around 10-30 seconds.
The solution will start to sud or streak across where you are wiping.
You can also spray your car 3 to 4 times with the same solution. This will break down the dirt rather than moving it.
To rinse off the cleaning solution, place your microfiber cloth in a bucket filled with a cup of water, or run it under your sink for five seconds.
Next, go over the areas that you scrubbed with your cleaning solution. Repeat this until there is no residue left on your car.
Once the area is rinsed, dry the area in a circular motion with a dry microfiber cloth,
Doing this method will help you save much water.
4. Turn off the tap at least 5 times a day.
Make water conservation a daily habit by just turning off the tap on these times: while brushing your teeth, while taking a shower, washing your hands, washing the dishes, and while filling your glass.
Give yourself a pat for saving gallons of water with these simple habits.
5. Reduce water in your food preparation.
Whether at home or in your food business, use these simple ways to make substantial savings in your water consumption.
Wash fruits and vegetables in the sink rather than under a full flowing tap. Then, reuse the water to the house plants and your garden.
Reuse also the cooking water which you used to boil other food., for example. Drain the cooking water; let it cool; and reuse it in cooking rice, making soup, or watering the plants.
Steam veggies instead of boiling them; it also adds nutrients and flavor to your dishes.
Use smaller pots and less water in cooking. This will not only help you save water; it also lessens your cooking time.
6. Stop drinking bottled water.
Plastic water bottles use much energy and water in their production. It takes six to seven bottles of water just to make a bottle of water.
Buy a reusable water bottle and fill it with tap water which is cleaner and safer to drink. You'll also be making our seas cleaner and the aquatic animals live longer.
7. Go low-flow.
Invest in low-flow faucet aerators, showerheads and toilets to reduce water usage and eliminate water waste at home and in our business.
For maximum water efficiency, get aerators that have flow rates of no more than 1 ppm.
There are 2 types of showerheads: aerated and non-aerated. Both are easy to install. To replace a showerhead on a flexible hose, simply unscrew the existing showerhead and screw on the low flow one in its place.
For a snug fit and leak-free showerhead, use plumbing tape. Cut a short length of plumbing tape and wrap it around the thread of the new showerhead and screw this into the hose.
To replace a fixed showerhead, use a spanner to remove the old showerhead and tighten the new one into place.
8. Be proactive.
As you walk around or drive your place, be on look out for water pipes, open hydrants, or broken sprinklers that cause water leakage. to the property owner and local authorities.
Note down all important details to make your report clear and specific to the property owner and local authorities concerned.
9. Collect rainwater.
Around 600 gallons of rainwater can be collected from about one inch of rain if it falls from a thousand square foot roof. You can also cut water use by 33% by watering plants manually instead of using automatic sprinklers.
To collect rainwater, attach a barrel to your home's downspout. Rainwater will flow directly into the barrel.
Or, use a tarp instead. Just lay the tarp out on an elevated area and run a drainpipe from the lowest corner to a collection tank. Your kids will enjoy collecting rainwater with their watering cans, plastic containers or even their inflatable kiddie pool
You may also opt to use a water tank in storing collected water for watering plants in your garden, cleaning the house, washing the car and windows, and doing your laundry.
Having stored water in water tanks also allows you to have an emergency water supply should you experience water supply interruption. Most of all, it helps you save water.
Summing it up, doing these 9 easy ways can help you save water much at home or in your office. Consider these suggested ways are more than money-saving tips. In fact, these are small steps towards conserving and protecting our water resources.