TIPS TO SAVE WATER

TIPS TO SAVE WATER

Water covers about 70 per cent of our planet and yet it is not safe to say that it is, and will remain, in plentiful. Today, Water Scarcity has become an issue of global concern with almost 3 million of our population not being granted access to safe water. The ones...

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TIPS TO SAVE WATER

Water covers about 70 per cent of our planet and yet it is not safe to say that it is, and will remain, in plentiful. Today, Water Scarcity has become an issue of global concern with almost 3 million of our population not being granted access to safe water. The ones...

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Water covers about 70 per cent of our planet and yet it is not safe to say that it is, and will remain, in plentiful. Today, Water Scarcity has become an issue of global concern with almost 3 million of our population not being granted access to safe water. The ones...

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TIPS TO SAVE WATER

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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SANITATION AND DRINKING WATER

WASH, or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are three things that are fundamental to a clean and healthy life style.
Every human being, irrespective of whether he’s young or old, rich or poor, needs water to stay alive. They need it to stay hydrated, they need it to clean themselves, they need it for sanitary purposes and they need it for a hundred other reasons. In short, water is an irreplaceable and scarce resource that fulfils many important functions that are significant for our wellbeing on this planet.
Here we have listed out five things you need to know about water and sanitation:

1: WATER IS A SCARCE RESOURCE:
Water scarcity is an issue that is globally known and discussed and yet often ignored. Clean water and sanitation are some of the simplest things of life that we take for granted every day. We use extravagant amounts of water for baths, cooking, cleaning and much more. And when we aren’t overusing water, we’re polluting it. Polluting of our water bodies contributes greatly towards scarcity of water and making it unfit for use.


2: WATER AND SANITATION ARE FUNDAMENTAL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:
Sustainable development is solely dependent on the present generation preserving or conserving resources for the generations to come. If we continue to abuse water usage, there will be nothing left for our future generations. Water and sanitation are fundamental for the realisation of all our developmental goals and agendas and without it, countries and often entire economies suffer.

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3: APPROXIMATELY 1.1 BILLION PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO SAFE WATER AND AROUND 2.4 BILLION PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO ADEQUATE SANITATION:
Because of the few groups of people who do have access to water ending up either over using it, wasting it or polluting it, almost 1 in 7 people in the world do not have access to it. Lack of sanitary services means open defecation. Faeces thus left in the open will seep into water bodies and contaminate them.
In rural areas, the girls are often affected worst because of the lack of clean water and sanitation and in the absence of the same at schools, often end up dropping out because of the stigma attached to periods.


4: THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY UNSAFE WATER IS EXTENSIVE:


Use of unsafe water leads to a lot of catastrophic problems. Mosquitos that breed in stagnant, dirty water cause malaria, of which thousands of people die every year. Around 12 million people are affected by typhoid, caused by the presence of bacteria in dirty water. Diarrhoeal diseases, Schistosomiasis, Intestinal helminths etc. are other diseases caused by unsafe water.

5: PROGRESS IS BEING MADE:
In today’s day and time, despite water scarcity still remaining an extremely grave issue, progress is being made. Around 2.6 million people have gained access to clean water since 1990 and today almost 91 per cent of the population uses clean water, as opposed to the 76 per cent in 1990.
The progress with sanitation has however, been slower, with around 2.4 billion people still not having access to better sanitary facilities and around 1 billion not making use of any sanitary facility at all. Though unsatisfactory, process with sanitation IS slowly being made, with more and more people being made aware of hygiene and sanitation every day.

 

TIPS TO SAVE WATER

Water covers about 70 per cent of our planet and yet it is not safe to say that it is, and will remain, in plentiful. Today, Water Scarcity has become an issue of global concern with almost 3 million of our population not being granted access to safe water. The ones who ARE lucky enough to access clean water every day, take it for granted and either over use it or pollute it.
To prevent this, there are some measures we can all take on a daily basis to conserve water. Here we have listed out some easy tips for the same.

1: REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF WATER USED FOR BATHES AND WASHES:
Despite how calming they are, long showers consume a lot of water that can otherwise be conserved for a different purpose. The average human can use up to 17 litres of water through a single shower. Thus the first tip to save water is to keep your showers as short as possible.

2: NEVER LEAVE TAPS RUNNING:
Make sure that you do not leave the water running in between brushing your teeth, washing dishes, shaving etc. Every second that you aren’t using the water, close your taps. While it may seem an in- significant amount, quite a lot of water is in fact wasted by simply leaving a tap running for a minute too long.

3: ALWAYS CHECK FOR LEAKS:
Make sure that you always check your taps, faucets, toilets, shower heads etc. for leaks and ensure that you fix these at the earliest. This will prevent almost 60 litres of water going right down the drain, every week.

4: TIME YOUR GARDENING:
Try to keep set time limits for watering your plants and not do it more than once a day, unless weather is extremely dry. Big lawns only need to be watered once a week for it to stay fresh. Avoid purchasing sprinklers that constantly remain switched on to water your lawns, for this will waste a lot of water.

5: USE RAIN WATER:
Rain water harvesting even in its smallest forms can save a lot of water. Installing water butts in your home can save almost five thousand litres of water in a year. Furthermore, plants thrive much better under rain water than tap water.
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6: LOAD UP YOUR WASHING MACHINES AND DISH WASHERS:

Washing a full load of clothes requires much lesser water than two half loads. Thus, make sure that you pile up your laundry and wash it all together, rather than in two batches.
Ensure that you fill up your dish washer when washing utensils rather than washing up by hand or using the dish washer in batches. This will save a lot of water.

7: STEAM, DON’T BOIL:
Make sure to only boil just as much water you need and not more. Further, try to steam your vegetables instead of boiling them. If you MUST boil them, try to use the remaining water as stock that could go into a healthy vegetable soup rather than tossing it down the drain. This reduces unnecessary wastage of water.

All the tips mentioned above are do able, uncomplicated ones that every one of us can easily incorporate into our daily lives without a hassle. Just following these 7 tips by itself can save large amounts of water that can be put to good use. It is only if we start conserving water now, that we can someday reduce levels of scarcity and fulfil our goals of sustainable development.

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TIPS TO SAVE WATER

Water covers about 70 per cent of our planet and yet it is not safe to say that it is, and will remain, in plentiful. Today, Water Scarcity has become an issue of global concern with almost 3 million of our population not being granted access to safe water. The ones...

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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SANITATION AND DRINKING WATER

WASH, or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are three things that are fundamental to a clean and healthy life style. Every human being, irrespective of whether he’s young or old, rich or poor, needs water to stay alive. They need it to stay hydrated, they need it to clean...

TIPS TO SAVE WATER

Water covers about 70 per cent of our planet and yet it is not safe to say that it is, and will remain, in plentiful. Today, Water Scarcity has become an issue of global concern with almost 3 million of our population not being granted access to safe water. The ones...