Next to air, water is the most important element for the preservation of life. Water is a finite commodity which, if not managed properly, will result in shortages in the near future. Water conservation can go a long way to help alleviate these impending shortages.
1. Check your toilet for leaks.
Put a few drops of food colouring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the colouring begins to appear in the bowl., you have a leak that may be wasting more than 100 gallons of water a day.
2. Take shorter showers
A typical shower uses five to ten gallons of water a minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rise off.
3. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
Before brushing, wet your brush and fill a glass for rinsing your mouth.
4. Turn off the water while shaving
Fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of warm water in which to rinse your razor.
5. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
Even a small drip can waste 50 or more gallons of water a day.
6. Don’t let the tap run while you clean vegetables
Rinse your vegetables instead in a bowl or sink full of clean water.
7. When washing dishes, don’t leave the water running for rinsing
Fill the sink with water to rinse rather than leaving the tap running.
8. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
Leaks waste water 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An inexpensive washer is usually enough to stop them.
9. Plant drought-resistant trees and plants
Many beautiful trees and plants thrive without irrigation.
10. Do rainwater harvesting
Find ways to save and store rainwater for use.
All the above factors have a direct impact on the amount of water we consume. Need expert assistance on water testing? Contact us for a free consultation with Fogiene Sciences today.