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#FutureLiving – Taking up water conservation in your community31 Aug 2019
India is facing one of its major and most serious water crises. After two consecutive years of weak monsoons, 330 million people that is, a quarter of the country’s population are affected by a severe drought. With nearly 50 per cent of India struggling with drought-like conditions, the situation has been particularly grim this year in western and southern states that received below average rainfall.
We are on the verge of experiencing the most difficult times of our lives, that is struggling for water supply. It is an alarming situation for all of us to help the nation get out of this crisis and do our bit towards the conservation of water.
Let us all come together and set the goals to preserve water resources and be determined by the range of necessities. There are several ways to prevent water pollution and preserve it by wisely utilizing water resources. Water conservation is an important mission for the global community to deal with to keep the planet safe for living.
Here are some easy and simple ways by which you can contribute your bit towards saving the life in our lives,
1. Take shorter showers – Showers can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute. That means that as long as you keep your time in the shower to 14 minutes or less, a shower uses less water than a bath – and the shorter the shower, the more you save and cut your daily shower from 10 minutes to 5 minutes.
2. Don’t Run the Hose While Washing Your Car – Clean the car using soap water and use the hose only for spraying. This simple practice can save as much as 100 gallons when washing a car, instead use a bucket to do so.
3. Don’t run washing machine until it’s full – Those half-loads add up to gallons of wasted water. Don’t wash 2 or 3 clothes at a time, wait for a week and wash them all together. It will only need a bucket of water, as a result saving a lot more.
4. Plug the leak – Fix any leaky faucet or pipe, dripping spigot, or running toilet, and you can reduce your water usage by as much as 10 percent.
5. Shower Bucket – Instead of letting the water pour down the drain, use the exact litres of water which is required, by switching your bath habit from shower to a bucket.
6. Re-use the water – Don’t throw away water which you didn’t use or won’t be using because it stayed in the bucket for a night. Instead use that water for watering the plants or cleaning the toilet.
7. Wash the pile all together – Washing a pile of utensils at a time saves about a bucket of water, than washing one at a time, after each use.
Incorporating these simple and little efforts in your daily life which definite save a lot more than you can imagine. But practising this alone would be a lot less beneficial than practising it with your neighbours. So, encourage them to join you in this small and wise journey towards water conservation.
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