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Water Conservation at Home

water-conservation-at-homeIf there is one vital product in this world that we cannot live without, aside from electricity and sun, it would have to be water. Our body needs gallons and gallons of water as it will not be as functional when it starts to show symptoms of dehydration. Meanwhile, plants, underwater species, and many other living things need water to survive. Speaking of survival, we may also say that we cannot survive a day without taking a bath, especially those living in areas with hot climate. Indeed, water is a significant part of everyone’s lives. Therefore, it is just appropriate that water conservation should be observed, and it should be done at home.

Toss used water from dishwashing to your garden or to the bushes, shrubs, and trees in the yard. Trust me; these plants will love it because the water contains phosphorus, grease, and other traces of minerals needed for their growth. This is actually better compared to flushing it directly into the sink, straight to the sewage system where there is a tendency for underwater species to consume this dirt particularly that most sewage systems often lead to nearby bodies of water. This is also applicable to the bucket of water used before finally hanging the clothes to dry as this type of water is very useful to plants.

Speaking of dishwashing, avoid using your electronic dishwasher and washing machines when cleaning only a few pieces of dinnerware or clothes. Use these machines when you need to wash these items in bulk. Research shows that you can literally save gallons of water per year if you do this. Apart from that, you can also lower utility bills at home.

Avoid wasting water and increasing household utility bills by repairing leaking tubes and damaged water pipes immediately. When you see that your tub, kitchen faucet, and the likes have shown signs of weariness like constant loosening of the faucet head which lead to leaking, repair such mess immediately. Don’t wait for the situation to aggravate as this could also affect your bills.

Use faucet when taking a bath rather than the shower. Using shower may not let you become fully aware as to how many gallons of water you have already used for the activity. On the one hand, using faucet and bucket for it lets you estimate the amount of water you have been wasting.

These are just some of the basic ways to conserve water at home. We can all do these by simply exercising the mentioned tips above. Apparently, these are not too difficult to do, are they? Hence, there is no reason for wise consumers like us to not be able to do these.

Posted in: Energy, Green Home, Household

About the Author:

A senior writer and editor of The Green Guide and a father of 3 kids (1 girl and 2 boys). Rob's special interests include geography, enviroment study and hiking. Rob has traveled to over 100 places in 30 different countries in the past three years. His exotic and fun experiences will be talked in his new book which is going to be published soon.

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