Hey Inquisitive writers! Today I will be
talking writing about water conservation, because it’s a very important topic. So, how much water do you think you use daily? 10 gallons? 20? 35?
Well, the average person uses 80-100 gallons of water a day. This includes brushing your teeth, bathing, drinking water, flushing the toilet, and many other things. You can even calculate how much you use here.
Water is a very precious liquid. We’re even made of water. We need clean water to drink, bathe, brush our teeth, wash our clothes, and many, many other things. Women in around the world spend millions of hours just collecting it. This issue was presented in this book I read a couple of months ago, it’s called A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.
1: Turn off the water while brushing your teeth/washing your hands
I do both of these; and it can save gallons of water – daily! First, put some toothpaste on your toothbrush, wet it a bit, and then turn off the water, and brush your teeth normally! For washing your hands – wet your hands first, turn off the faucet, rub your hands with soap (or squirt your hands with soap), rub them together, turn on the water, and wash the soap off! Why bother to keep the water running?
2: Shower instead of bathe
Taking a bath can use up a lot of water vs. a normal shower. I personally never take baths, because I find it gross bathing around in my own germs. Don’t forget to try to take showers for 15 minutes or less.
3: Reusing water for your plants
Instead of getting fresh water from the tap for your plants, you can do things like installing a rain barrel, saving cold shower water (when waiting for warm water, take a container and put it under the faucet), reusing your pasta cooking water (follow these simple steps, #6) , and many other things.
4: Fix leaks
The leak can be anywhere – but the toilet and faucet are two of the popular places where a lot of water is wasted. Consider getting a toilet that uses less water, and calling a plumber, or fixing it yourself.
5: Share this post
Sharing this post encourages awareness on the Global Water Crisis, and conservation of water. Start the conversation with your friends and family about caring for the Earth and how much you can reduce your carbon footprint. Comment down below other ways YOU do to conserve our precious water.