Water is a finite commodity that is as important as air for lives to thrive on earth. If not managed with care and precaution, we may end up being entirely deprived of this sustainable element.
In our day-to-day lives, we waste water in so many ways. Bitter but a true fact, most of the time we waste water intentionally, being well aware of our actions and the consequences.
To monitor such recklessness, various institutions like Aquamonix (in Australia) are trying their level best to monitor water management.
With that in mind, let us begin with the water conservation tips that are going to help us sustain groundwater levels.
Table of Contents
1. Manage Waste
None of us can deny that one of the major causes of degradation in the quality and level of underground water is poor waste management. A mindful disposition of toxic waste materials such as unused chemicals, engine oil, paint, pharmaceuticals, and so on must be mandatory.
People should try to curb the use of chemicals and plastic as much as possible. Instead of using a lot of chemicals, minimize the use and ensure a mindful disposition.
The third and pivotal point of waste management is recycling waste products. Besides reducing the excessive use of plastic, glass, metal, and other such toxins, we must ensure recycling of these products. In fact, use recycled products as much as possible.
2. Plant vegetation
Plants play a very vital role in conserving and regulating the water cycle. Plants help in the cycle of evaporation of water via sun rays followed by the perspiration of water after the formation of clouds. Plants also store water in their roots.
A wise and pragmatic step would be to plant and save as many trees as possible.
While planting crops and trees make sure that you select native crops and trees. Such plants do not require extensive irrigation and fertilizers and it is less toiling to maintain their growth. As a result, you end up saving water, fertilizers, money, and labor.
3. Stop wasting water
Stop being careless while using water. Just because freshwater is easily available in your city does not give you the liberty to be reckless.
Keep your taps shut while you are brushing your teeth, cleaning utensils, washing clothes, until and unless your work requires running water. Instead of running excess water to collect cold water in your water bottles, you may simply place your water bottle in refrigerators for a while.
Similarly, you must not use automatic washing machines and dishwashers until and unless you have a full load of unclean dresses or vessels.
Water your trees only during the coolest hours of the day so that the water does not evaporate. It rather seeps through the soil and keeps the plant nourished for longer hours. As a result, you don’t need to water them frequently and excessively.
4. Use water mindfully
No one really requires a one-hour shower routine. Stop children from playing with water sprinkles, showers, and hoses.
A key to control the wastage of water and maintain the underground water levels is to use minimum water. One should be able to draw a clear margin between hygiene and wastage of water.
5. Fix the Leakage
Stop procrastinating on the plumbing work that needs to be done in your house. Check all the valves, faucets, taps, and pipes.
If any of these areas are leading to wastage of water droplets, repair it right away. Even a drop-by-drop wastage is not acceptable. To help the process further you may even install water-conserving models of taps.
Remember, even a small drip can waste 50 or more gallons of water a day.
Over to you…
Even the slightest of care and attention at the moment can greatly save the world from the worst consequences of wasting water.
Hope the article was helpful in educating you on water conservation tips. Now it’s time for you to implement these tips and help save the environment from getting dry.