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5 Home Water Conservation Myths and Ways to Conserve Home Water

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Water is an essential part of life. Survival is not likely without water. Population is on the rise that means more people are dependent on water leading to more consumption and hence more effective strategies should be implemented for protecting water. Water supplies are getting shorter than the demand. You will also be aware about the effects of global warming. This is the main culprit why water is getting scarce. Many parts of the world are facing drought, bringing the life to death. However, global warming is not the only reason for the shortfall of water. To some extent, people are also responsible as they fritter away water. Here are the home water conservation myths that to be debunked.

  1. Conservation will make no difference
    Most people think that conservation is not going to introduce any difference. The fact is a person can bring a certain improvement by avoiding wastage.
  2. There’s enough water in the world
    Most of you think that two-third of the earth is covered by water, so the idea of water conservation is baseless, but the reality is only one percent of water is used for consumption. With increase in population, water demand is rising leading to whittled down the water supplies.
  3. Water-use options don’t make any difference
    You should be considerate while using water if you’re really concerned about water scarcity. Don’t let the tap on when you’re not using water, for instance, turn off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth and shaving
  4. No home water conservation is required in rainy season
    Water conservation is a must even if it’s raining cats and dogs. Reservoirs will refill that have already a low level of water.
  5. Tap water is not as safe as bottled water
    It’s a gimmick to sell out all water bottles. People think bottled water is more qualitative than tap water, but the quality of bottled water is also uncertain as they’re not compulsorily asked to disclose the ingredients and contaminants.

Water is essential and it’s very important for you all to transform your water-use habits. You can protect home water by these ways.

Effective Plumbing

You might think plumbing has no connection with water protection, but you’re wrong. You should strictly keep monitoring the plumbing connections on and off to avoid any damage and wastage of water. Leaking pipes, leaky faucets are some of the areas that you should be a bit heedful of. If there’s any damage, even a small issue, should be immediately resolved. You should contact to highly skilled plumbers who are potential to mend major as well as small issues.

Install a water-saving showerhead

You should install a low-flow showerhead. This is one of the greatest ways to prevent wastage of home water. This can save almost over 10 gallons of water during a 10 to 15 minutes shower. Low-flow showerheads particularly save almost half gallons of water compared to other conventional showers. Don’t spend a long time in a shower too.

Change your water-use habits

Use low-flow showers instead of a bathtub. This will save almost half gallons of water. Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth and shave. Use low-water valves in kitchen faucets, and if there’re leaky taps, just fix them as soon as possible. Similarly, check any leakage problem in toilets. Call plumbers at once to repair the leakage issue because dribbling of water drops can waste lots of water.  Use small toilet flush tanks to avoid wastage of water. Throw bathroom waste in the dustbins instead of flushing them. This can also prevent water going down the drain.

Water conservation techniques in the garden

You should water your plants with a watering can instead of hosepipe. Always water either in the early morning or in the evening. This reduces evaporation and saves water. Don’t sprinkle water on pavements, just on plants. Watering the lawn daily is also wastage of water. If the grass doesn’t remain flat when you move on, you don’t need to wet them, but if they don’t spring up back when you move, you should dampen the lawn.

You should also use organic materials that help to increase the water absorption ability of the soil. This will keep shrubs, plants, and flowers moist. No need to water in the rainy season and windy day.

Be considerate while washing your car

You can save a lot of water by using a dampened sponge. Use a dry cloth to wipe the dirt and then use a moistened sponge. This can save almost 100 gallons of water that is consumed if a car is washed by a hosepipe.

You can save home water easily by following these ways. It should be a part of your everyday life. Don’t take the issue of water scarcity lightly. Waste not, want not.

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