Water is a luxury to few and regular use to others. It depends on a person’s perspective. It is wasted in bathtubs, sinks, and pipes. With the global population growing at a substantial rate, water pools are becoming depilated. It is up to us to prepare ourselves-minimize water wastage for tomorrow before it is too late by practicing the following steps:
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We take long showers because it’s comforting or therapeutic. However, we refuse to acknowledge the amount of water that is wasted during the shower. Baths use at least 35 gallons of water, whereas showers only 25. These 25 gallons can also be minimized further.
A low-flow showerhead is particularly useful in supplying shower water efficiently. If you do not own such a shower, consider installing one for the good of the environment. It is an excellent water-saving technique if you are renting. A new shower system can completely change the bathroom outlook and make the place feel more like home. You can even try taking quick brisk showers.
Avoid Soaking Dishes
Similar to wetting our toothbrush before using it, we soak our used pots and pans before cleaning. This is water waste. Unless the pots have burned or required a deep cleanse from oil content, soaking dishes is useless.
Nowadays, modern dishwashers are powerful enough to clean and suck the oil and grease stains right out of them. These dishwashers also require a tiny amount of water to clean loads of dishes. It is not only efficient but a sustainable solution toward wasting water for dish cleaning. We must think diligently now to curb water wastage.
Assessing Water Leakage
Another sure way to minimize water wastage is turning off all pipes and taps after using them. Water wastage is a communal and individual issue that must be attended to immediately.
The homeowners must also regularly assess pipe leaks as water seeping into walls, and dry walls cause significant water wastage. Homeowners can use moisture meters to assess the degree of leakage and its source. Stud finders can help assess the lay down of water pipes inside walls. Lastly, you can contact your utility bidder for professional assistance.
Using water endlessly for one activity when it can be reused is an expensive opportunity cost. Water wastage can be reduced by recycling water. Instead of watching it fall to the drain, you can collect some of it for water plants. Similarly, the water used to rinse vegetables and ingredients before cooking can be used to water the lawn or plants, or even your vegetable garden.
At-home recycling stations are also available, which help recycle kitchen water for bathroom use. Similarly, with a recycling mindset, you can add clothes to your delicate wash cycle which are not as dirty.
An average human uses ten gallons of water daily. Humongous water use can be reduced by applying easy techniques to make you proud to contribute to a more significant cause. Remember, every water drop is precious, so use wisely.