Tips For Saving Water

Fresh water is a precious resource, and we all need to do as much as we can to preserve it. Here you can learn about why water should be saved, how you can do so at home and in the workplace, and the potential that reclaimed water has to improve the condition of our environment.

Why Save Water?

Fresh water is a scarce resource around the world. Learning how to save water is not difficult, and it can begin with teaching good habits to your children. All you have to do is to think a little about how easy it is to waste water in everyday activities.

Saving Water Home

The most obvious place to start saving water is at home. There are a few simple tips that will allow you to conserve fresh water by only changing your habits slightly.
  • Don't use or store more water than you immediately require.
  • Never rinse your hands, clothes or vegetables under a running tap – do so in a bowl or sink.
  • If you take a shower instead of a bath, you will only use 20% of the water.
  • If you do have a bath, try using the water left over to wash the floor or to water plants.
  • Only use your washing machine or dishwasher when you have a full load, and cut down the rinse cycle if possible.
  • Fix dripping taps immediately, because they can waste up to 70 litres of water a day.
Saving Water At Work

Water can also be saved in the workplace with a little forethought and planning.
  • Use manufacturing processes and equipment that are efficient in water use.
  • Determine water requirements for each unit of production and check usage frequently.
  • Ensure that hot water pipe runs are as short as possible and that cold water pipes are laid away from heated areas.
  • Reduce water pressure to the lowest practical level.
  • Carry out regular leakage tests on concealed piping and check for overflowing tanks, waste, worn tap washers and other defects in the water supply system.
  • Pump cooling water to a condenser or heat exchanger for re-use.Collect, dilute and recycle rinsing water.
  • Re-use steam by collecting condensation.
  • Collect used water for cooling purposes, floor cleaning and yard washing.
  • Ensure that bottles, cans, churns and other vessels are fully emptied before they are washed.
  • Reduce spillage by keeping the water level in rinsing and washing tanks to a minimum.
  • Turn off the water supply system at night and on holidays.
  • Place posters and other publicity materials in prominent places to encourage water conservation.


Joe and Shirl said...

Great article. We have been switching everything
in our home over the past 10 years to save water.
Latest was a front load washing machine. We hope that this(water conservation) can become a prime issue in the Obama administration.

jabaz007 said...

Save water save life. water is precious resource on earth and must be consumed effectively. nice article.

Lilian said...

thank you guys for all your comments am happy you like it and hope my blog would be of great help in disseminating simple tips on keeping our environment clean and green and how to conserve our resources. have a great day guys.

New York Quotes said...

The point about fixing dripping faucets is a huge thing. I had a dripping faucet in my house for several months. I decided to put a bucket under it to use the water for different things around the house. The 5 gal. bucket was getting filled up multiple times in a day. Fixing the faucet saved money as well as water.

yasinta said...

It's not easy to save water. However we can do it better and better if we try and give effort. It'll become a habit

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