Ways to Save Water
Take a shower instead of a bath. If you don’t linger in the shower for a half hour, it is the most ecological option. A five-minute showers will use between 30 and 80 liters of water, while a bath needs about 175. This option can save good amount of water.
Don’t leave the water running when you wash your hands or your teeth. If you brush your teeth for three minutes with the water running, that’s at least 15 liters of wasted water! Figures are shocking right? Develop the habit of closing the tap immediately.
Drink tap water. There is no point in buying bottled water when drinkable water is available in all our homes. If you do not like the taste of tap water, there are many different water filtering systems that you can buy. Those systems will not only purify the water but also enhances the taste.
Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket. Not only can flushing trash down your toilet cause plumbing and water quality issues, but it uses several gallons of water each time. Throw your facial wipes, medication, and any other trash away in a trash can to prevent unnecessary waste. Use partial flush when ever possible.
Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator. While it may be faster to soak your frozen food in water, this isn’t necessary and wastes water. Try planning ahead and putting the food you want thawed in the fridge overnight.