Our lives depend to a great extent on water, the spring of life. But with the indiscriminate use of water the world over, it looks like water will be pretty hard to come by in the future. Mankind is likely to face severe water shortage in the next few decades unless remedial action is taken immediately.
Are you anxious to make a difference to save our natural resources? We can also contribute as individuals to efforts being made by following some dos and don′ts.
Some Tips to Save Water are given below.
» Economize; don′t use more water than is necessary.
» Ensure that all water outlets are closed properly after use.
» Avoid running water when shaving, brushing teeth and washing. Use mugs.
» Leaks in your home′s plumbing must be promptly attended to by sealing them. Get a plumber if necessary.
» Use taps fitted with aerators.
» Use a water-efficient washing machine.
» Avoid leaving water running when washing
clothes,vessels,etc.Use buckets or basins if possible.
» Take showers, not long self-indulgent baths.
» Install small showerheads. You′ll still get sufficient water for a good shower.
» Wherever possible, recycle used water to water your garden or indoor plants.
» If you′re blessed with a garden, opt for drip irrigation to water your plants and revolving, mobile sprinklers for your lawn.
» Don′t throw away left over drinking water in bottles. Water some plants with it.
» If your toilets are fitted with old large capacity flush tank cisterns, place a plastic bottle filled with water inside. This will reduce the quantity of water used to flush the toilet.
» If you′re installing a new cistern, opt for the double flush one. This offers two options of low and high quantities of water needed to flush, depending on the need.
» If you′re installing new toilets, install composting toilets and dry urinals.
» Implement rainwater-harvesting techniques.
» Support and/or participate in public private partnership endeavors in water conservation projects.
A social service initiative, spreading awareness, started with Nagpur, gradually spreading to Pune, Mumbai and other cities of India.