SAVE WATER AND SAVE LIFE Water covers 70% of earth's surface but in that only 3% of water is clean and suitable for human consumption. Water has a very important role to play in our daily life. According to a survey, the average family of four members, uses 450 litre of water per day, 1,64,000 litres of water per year. If it is continued in future we are going to face water wars. To avoid this we have to save water for the coming generations.
Some Important Tips to Save Water at Home :
- Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth which can save 6 litres of water per minute.
- Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern to reduce the volume of water used in each flush.
- Take a shorter shower. Shower can use any thing between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
- Fix a dripping tap. A dripping tap can save15 litres of water a day or 5500 litres of water a year.
- Install a water butt to your drain pipe and use the water collected to water your plants, wash your windows or cars.
- Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hose pipe. A hose pipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour. Watering the plants in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water.
- Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year which will add to the cost of water and sewer.
- Invest in water-efficient goods when you need to replace house hold products. You can now buy water – efficient shower heads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dish washers and many other water saving products.
- Verify that your home is leak-free, because many homes have hidden water leaks. Read your meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
- When adjusting water temperature, instead of turning water flow up, try turn it down. If the water is too hot or cold, turn the offender down rather that increasing water flow to balance the temperatures.
So please. save water and save life. And
save water, secure your future