Only 3% of all the world’s water is freshwater, but we are only able to use less than one third of 1%. If we don’t save water there will soon not be enough left, especially when people in rural parts of the world need it desperately. Save it at home so someone across the world can use it.
Here are some tips to save water at home:
- Collect greywater to water your plants – greywater is lightly used water. For example collect the water you used to wash your fruits and vegetables and give it to your plants to keep them healthy.
- Water your garden in the evening – plants can absorb more of the water because the sun will not evaporate the water before the plant can soak it up.
- When washing dishes, fill one side with wash water and the other with rinse water.
- Turn of water when brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your hands
- Use a proper size pan/pot for cooking because a large pan/pot requires more water to cook than necessary in a smaller or proper size pan/pot.
- Wash full laundry and dish loads.
- Do not use your toilet as a waste bin – toilets use up to 7 gallons per flush.
- Eat more veggies – it takes less amount of water to grow vegetables than it does to produce meat. Vegetables only need to be watered with natural rain and grey water, saving the planets H2O.
Remember by conserving water you are conserving life.
Written by Sabrina Dammholz