Water is a precious resource. 70 percent of earth’s surface is covered with water. But it does not mean that this water will last forever. With our current practices regarding water use, water will become scarce within decades. Following are 7 easy tips to save water for your future generation.
- Check Your Water System for Leaks
Even a small leak can waste a lot of water because a leak is always on, twenty-four hours seven days a week. Check your pipes, faucets, and commodes for water leak.
- Check the Efficiency of Your Commode
Some commodes use way more water than necessary. On the other hand, some commodes are inefficient and need multiple flushes. Making your commode efficient or installing a new efficient commode can save water.
- Do Not Leave Your Tap Open While Working
Whether you are brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing dishes and vegetables, leaving the tap open all the time wastes more water that you actually use. Install taps that are easy to open and close, and turn them on only when you need.
- Insulate Your Water Pipes
Insulating the water pipes saves water as you do not need to waste the cold water.
- Use Dishwasher and Washing Machine When You Have Full Loads
Whether you put a few items in your dishwasher and washing machine or put a full load, it uses the same amount of water. So, always use them when you have a full load. If you have a couple of items to wash, you can hand wash them.
- Use Broom Instead of Water Hose to Clean
Most of the time, a broom can clean driveways and sidewalks quite well. Using a water hose to clean wastes a lot of water.
- Water Your Lawn Only When Needed
Do not water your lawn unnecessarily. And when it needs watering, water is thoroughly so that the water reaches down to the roots.