There is no doubt that we all need to take an active role in caring for the environment. Water is a finite resource that the world is quickly running out of, and every drop we save ensures sustainable life for future generations. These are a few things you can do to help conserve water.
Firstly, we all need to be taking shorter showers. A significant portion of the time spent under running water can be avoided to save water. Use a water pebble to help guide you to reducing time spent in the shower if you find the task difficult.
Another thing that most of us need to realize is that daily showers are not necessary for the most part. We generally lead sedentary lifestyles and could do with fewer showers.
Despite what you might believe, modern dishwashers are actually very environmentally friendly. There is no way that you would use less water by hand washing your dishes.
Just make sure to only run the dishwasher when it’s at least half full. This way you can make the most of your appliance.
Many people drink tap water unfiltered, and that’s completely fine if the water in your area is potable. However, you might notice yourself running the faucet for a few minutes until the water is cold enough to drink.
Those few minutes are water that is wasted down the drain for no reason. Keeping a bottle or jug of water in the fridge ensures you always have cold water on hand, so you can avoid wasting water by running the faucet unnecessarily.
You’d be surprised how much water that leaking faucet in the kitchen wastes every day. It may seem like a negligible amount because it is only dripping slowly, but remember that every drop matters.
By regularly inspecting your home for leaks you can get to repairing the leaks faster and thus reduce your water waste.
Most of the time, high pressure water is completely unnecessary and wasteful.
If you find that the lower pressure is difficult to get used to, you can install pressure boosters to your faucets and shower that will reduce the water output without reducing the pressure.
These devices are simple but highly effective.
If you’ve ever seen those videos of small Japanese toilets that have a sink above the toilet—you can achieve the same result with a little plumbing.
The water you use to wash your hands can be reused to flush the toilet. This way you can reduce your water consumption significantly. Also, be sure to install a toilet that has two options for flushing, so you can opt for less water when possible.
With relatively simple changes you can make a significant impact on your water consumption levels and help conserve water. The planet needs water to survive, and we’re already very late in our conservation efforts, so start now.