Simple tips that can save gallons of water

Out of the five elements, water is the most crucial commodity for living. But the industrialist pattern of society has led to global warming. Out of 7 Billion people, 784 million live without fundamental water access.

With the planet getting polluted each day, the reach of water has depleted exponentially. Out of 0.5% water available for drinking, 1 in 3 people on Earth lives without safe drinking water. Sub-Saharan Africa women spend around 40 billion hours a year collecting water.

Shocking, isn’t it?

Water Conservation is the need of the hour to fight against droughts, eradicate water-borne diseases and access the precious thing forever.

‘Save Water’ is not just for posters but a matter of actual concern. One can’t supply water to another nation, yet, little steps lead to vast differences. Here are a few simple tips that you can apply in your home garden to save gallons of water.

  1. Lawn-watering practices Maintaining lawns in home consume a higher amount of water than kitchen-gardens. But planting trees is as essential as water conservation. With a few changes in lawn-watering practices, you can save good amount of water.
    • Opt for early morning or evening plant-watering practice.
    • Watering plants in the early morning prevents the growth of fungus. Avoid watering plants in the afternoon as evaporation is at its peak.
    • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants.
    • Install indoor plants that boost the oxygen level. The water intake level of indoor plants is low.
    • Step on the grass; if it bounces back up when you move your feet, it doesn’t need water.
    • Plant big trees to shade tender grass and plants.
    • Don’t use hose-pipes for lawns regularly; instead, use water conservation techniques like water-sprinklers.
      Check the positioning of water-sprinklers.
    • Avoid using water-sprinklers when winds are fast. Winds blow the water in unnecessary areas – pavements and gutters.
    • Deep-soak the lawn once a week or as needed.
    • Rinse the vegetables and fruits and use that water to water plants in kitchen-gardens.
    • Add the layer of mulch around plants. It delays moisture evaporation.
  2. Change daily water usage Save water by changing your daily water usage for drinking, brushing, bathing, and flushing.
    • Install small toilet flusher.
    • Flushing the toilet once can use up to seven gallons of water.
    • Do not flush tissues, cigarette butts, or trash. Dispose of them in the dustbin.
    • Take shorter showers. Turn off the showerhead when applying soap. Running-water in a water-shower can consume ten gallons every minute.
    • Don’t bath daily with hot-water as it consumes more water and energy.
    • Use water-saving showerheads or flow restrictors that reduces the shower flow to about three gallons a minute.
    • Turn off the water tap while brushing your teeth or shaving your beard.
    • Always fill a glass of water for rinsing.
    • Use sanitizers instead of water if hands aren’t dirty.
    • If you drink tap-water, store water bottles in the fridge. Children are habitual of drinking water every hour.
  3. Save Water by changing the cleaning methods
    • Broom the lawns, driveways, sidewalks, and steps instead of mopping them.
    • Instead of washing eatables under a running faucet, fill a basket or basin for rinsing.
    • Limit the use of hose-pipes while cleaning cars, animals, and houses.
    • Check faucets and leaks. Leaks waste water 24×7.
      Use the water wasted while changing RO Water Filter to mop the house.
    • Reuse the tub water used in moping the indoors of the house. Clean the outdoors – driveways and balconies with that water.
    • Collect rainwater in glass water bottles to reuse. Rainwater works tremendously for ironing clothes.
  4. Update your appliances Old appliances are the reason for the water wastage. Upgrade the home with appliances of modern technology and contribute to water conservation. Replacing an appliance might be expensive, but a water-efficient appliance saves gallons.
    • Opt for full-loading of clothes in the washing machine, else adjust the machine knob to “small” for a limited number of clothes. The automatic washer uses 30 to 35 gallons of water per cycle.
    • Make small fixtures, like faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads.
    • Instead of directing food chunks down the drain, toss them into a compost pile to reduce food wastage.
    • Limit the use of automatic dishwashers to full loads. Dishwashers consume about 25 gallons.
    • Install a rainwater harvesting system on the roof of the house. It saves gallons per year.
    • Avoid buying large-sized bathtubs and swimming pools for the house because the amount of drainage water is a lot.
  5. Make a habit to Save Water
    • Start with researching the amount of water usage in different household activities in a week. Restrict water wastage.
    • Check all taps and leaky faucets when going out of the house for long.
    • Stop children from playing with hose-pipes.
      Encourage family and neighbors to upgrade gadgets and use the minimum water in day-to-day life.

Did you know – more people die from unsafe water than from violence, including war. Due to the lack of safe drinking water, one child dies every 60 seconds due to diarrhea. Water is available to some doesn’t mean it is accessible to all. Water conservation not only helps to save water but also to conserve the energy used. Save water with few easy steps to lower your monthly utility payments. It will indirectly help an enormous population to receive fresh water every day.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.


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