Three things no one can’t live without are Oxygen, Water and Food. No one can live without Water. But do you know how precious is water and how much pure water we have in world. Here are some water facts to remember:
- Less than 1% of the earth’s water is suitable for drinking
- More than a billion people around the globe survive on just over 1 gallon (4 liters) of water per day
- Potentially more than 3 billion people may suffer from water shortages by the year 2025
- 66% of the human body is water
- A person can only live without water for approximately one week
Some of Facts about, How valuable clean Water are:
- More than 4 million people died due to water related diseases.
- 98% of water realted diseases occured in developing countries.
- It takes about 300 litres of water to make the paper for just one Sunday newspaper. So use paper as less as you can, use E-mail and electronic sources more.
- On average, women in rural villages of India have to walk 1-2 km to collect water.
- In India alone, water born diseases cost the economy 73 million working days per year.
- Global sales of bottled water account for over $60-$80 billion each year.
- A child dies of water born diseases about every 15 Seconds.
How to save water without changing your lifestyle
- Save water at the sink
- Save water on the toilet
- Save water in the shower
- Rainwater harvesting
More ways of Saving water
- Some refrigerators, air conditioners and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
- Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
- Plant in the fall when conditions are cooler and rainfall is more plentiful.
- Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
- Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money.
- Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water houseplants.
- Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
- Collect water from your roof to water your garden.
- Designate one glass for your drinking water each day or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
- When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
- Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
- Avoid extra flushes in the toilets.
- Do not water the plants between 11 am to 4 pm, as the water will evaporate.
- Plant native or drought-tolerant plants. Group plants based on water needs.
Don’t waste water just because someone else is paying, such as in hotels and Do 1 thing Every day that saves water. Encourage your friends, neighbours and co-workers to do their part.More ways of Saving water.