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Water conservation saves energy. Filtering, heating, and pumping water to your home all require energy, so conserving water minimises your carbon footprint. Using less water conserves resources in our ecosystems, allowing marine life to thrive.

Fresh, clean water is in short supply. With all of the catastrophic droughts going on throughout the world, fresh water is becoming one of our most valuable resources. Everyone on the planet requires water to live. Without it, many of us would become ill and maybe die.

Despite the fact that water makes up about 70% of the Earth’s surface, many places of the world face clean water shortages. Water conservation is necessary to keep water pure and clean while also conserving the ecosystem. It also prevents droughts and water shortages.

Here are some ways to conserve water and save Earth: 

  • Take shorter showers or use bath tubs

A typical shower consumes between five and ten litres of water every minute. Showers should be limited to the time it takes to soap up, wash down, and rise.

To keep your showers short, sweet, and water-saving, set a timer on your phone. Switching to a more efficient shower head can allow you to lather up with less water, saving you money and water.

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

Don’t let your water use become unmanageable. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves 6 litres of water every minute. Fix faulty taps as well, to avoid 50 litres of water being wasted every week. Wet your toothbrush and fill a glass with water before brushing. Educate your children so that they know what is water conservation and can pass it onto their friends.

  • Save up dirty clothes and dishes for full load

Use the dishwasher and washing machine for full loads. Adjust the water level to fit the load size for partial loads. Doing laundry accounts for 15-40% of all water used in the home. Make sure your machine’s settings are adjusted to the right load size to save water.

Instead of washing dishes manually, buy a dishwasher as dishwashing accounts for less than 2% of indoor water use. Even when you are washing the dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running.

  • Install water butts to catch rainwater

Use a rain barrel to collect enormous volumes of rainfall and use it to irrigate your plants, clean your car, and clean your windows. The plants love natural water, hence it will save both money and water.

  • Install low-flush toilet

Installing an adjustable toilet flapper allows for per-flush adjustment; the user may tune the flush rate to the smallest per-flush level that ensures a single flush every time.

Put a brick in the water tank of your toilet. Every day, you flush 20 gallons of water down the toilet. If you don’t have a high-efficiency toilet, try filling your tank with something like a brick to absorb some of the water.

  • Check for leaks

Every year, residential leaks waste an average of 10,000 gallons of water. Repairing leaky taps and toilets is one of the most efficient ways to reduce your water footprint. The majority of replacement parts are low-cost and simple to install.

Some leaks are hard to find and require more effort. For that, allow an hour for sinks and tubs to dry completely. If you feel moisture, you’ve discovered a leak . Before running water, dry the area around the faucet handles to locate leaks. If there is a leak, water will collect next to them.

  • Wash fruits & vegetables in a clean bowl of water

If you wash your fruits, vegetables or meat separately, you will keep the water running which will result in litres of water loss. Fill up the sink or a bowl of clean water to wash your vegetables. This will save alot of water and it will allow you to wash your vegetables properly. The remaining water can be used to water your houseplants or lawn.

  • Don’t overwater plants

Stepping on the grass is a wonderful technique to detect if your lawn needs watering. It doesn’t need water if it springs back up when you move. The lawn is ready for irrigation if it remains flat.

Sprinklers can consume up to 1,000 litres of water every hour. During dry seasons, you can completely stop watering your lawn, which will turn brown and dormant. The morning dew and showers will restore the lawn’s energy as cooler weather approaches.

Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late in the evening so that the water does not evaporate quickly under the sun. Avoid watering on windy days.

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