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Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. ~Lao Tzu~
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 by United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. So in 2017 the theme will be “Wastewater”.
Why Wastewater ?
Wastewater is perceived as a valuable resource in the circular economy and its safe management as an efficient investment in the health of human and ecosystems.
With more and more areas struggling with droughts, conserving water is more important than ever. Even if you’re not living in a drought-stricken region, cutting back on water use also means a lower utility bill and helps conserve a precious resource.
Water covers 70% of the Earth, but only 3% of it is clean and suitable for human consumption.
Whether you’re ready to cut back on your shower or replace your lawn with water-wise plants, there are lots of big and small ways that you can conserve water around the home.
Here I want to share article that might be useful and help to give the ideas to do small things at home to safe water, a few small changes can add up to hundreds of gallons in water savings each year, can you believe that! yep! just small changes, and here you go..
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
Water comes out of the average faucet at 2,5 gallons per minute. Don’t let all that water go down the drain! Turn off the faucet after you wet your brush, and leave it off until it’s time to rinse.
Instead of letting the water pour down the drain, stick a bucket under the faucet while you wait for your shower water to heat up. You can use the water for flushing the toilet or watering your plants.
If it’s yellow, let it mellow
This tip might not be for everyone, but the toilet is one of the most water-intense fixtures in the house. If it’s yellow, let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down.
Fix your leaks
Whether you go DIY or hire a plumber, fixing leaky faucets can mean big water savings. Keep an eye on your bill to spot leaks, if your water bill spikes suddenly, there’s a good chance that a leak is the culprit. Call in a plumber to check your lines to save water and cash!
Don’t run the dishwasher or washing machine until it’s full
Those half-loads add up to gallons and gallons of wasted water. So run it when it’s full-loads, apart from water saving, you also save washing powder or dishwasher liquid, and your electricity as well.
Install a rain barrel
Rainwater harvesting is a great way to keep your plants hydrated without turning on the hose or sprinkler.
Wash your Pet outdoors
That way, you’re watering your yard while you’re cleaning your pet. Just make sure that the soap you’re using isn’t harmful to your plants.
Re-use grey water
You can do things like re-route the runoff from your clothes washer and use that water for things like flushing the toilet.
Wash your car on the lawn
Use a trigger nozzle hose and / or bucket. There are even waterless spray-and-wipe car wash product. Wash the car less often. Use environmentally friendly cleansers, this will enable you to reuse wastewater from washing to water the lawn or garden.
So, those things are really simple things to do at home, just need a little change in your habit, and you can help to save the water!
If you have another idea how to save water at home, please give shout in the comments below, it would help another readers!
Happy Water Day !!
and remember use your water wisely,
~source : http://www.care2.com ; Becky Striepe ~