We have often heard people say that water is a precious resource. How could it not be? The human body is made up mostly of water, more than 50% in fact.
The planet that we live in is also comprised mostly of water. Thus, people start to wonder why they need to conserve any water at all?
Fact is that close to 100% of all of this water is salt water. Thus it is undrinkable and it isn’t good for human consumption. Less than 1% of all this water on the planet Earth is actually fit for human consumption.
With the population of the world growing at an unprecedented rate, this is why people need to put their best efforts into conserving as much water as they can. Apart from that, conserving water can help stop shortages and even help out the environment.
The NC CWEP team is here to share with you several tips that can help you do this.
Be Mindful of the Tap
Most everybody brushes their teeth everyday, right? For some people, they brush their teeth several times a day. Being mindful when doing this can do a lot for the conservation of water.
When you aren’t washing your toothbrush, just be sure to turn off the faucet. It is that simple!
At the same time, whenever you turn on the faucet, don’t turn it on fully. You can just open it a little bit to let enough water through to either wash your toothbrush or rinse away the foam from your mouth.
This same tip can be used when washing the dishes. You can strategically plan out how you wash your plates so as to save all the water.
For instance, you can turn on the faucet and let a little water through. Start by rinsing all the excess grime and food from your plates. Afterwards, you can take your sponge and soap all the plates and spoons and forks in one go.
When it is already, open the faucet again to rinse it all off.
The next tip we have is for gardening. People love to garden. It is a peaceful activity that so many people can get into.
However, people don’t realize that something as simple as where you put your plants can affect your water conservation and levels.
People often put their plants in pots, right? This is a nice way to keep your garden quite organized. However, people don’t realize that using pots and baskets will require you to use more water when watering your plants.
Instead, just plant them in the ground. This way, the plants take less water and even benefit from groundwater.
Don’t Wash Your Car
Alright, this last tip may sound a bit odd. No one wants to ride in a dirty car. It hurts the eyes of many people on the road.
Washing your car yourself will require a ton of water. If you have a large car, think about how much water you’ll need.
Instead, why not just head over to your local car wash. The good car washes recycle water, which is water conservation at its best.
At the same time, washing your carscan quite possibly contribute to stormwater pollution.
We hope these tips will help you in conserving water for a better tomorrow.