“Water is life and clean water means good health”

Audrey Hepburn

Water is an important resource that makes life possible on earth. We use water for almost everything we do. Water not only keeps our body fresh but it also composes 75% of our brain, makes our bones stronger, helps in blood flow and also helps carry nutrients and oxygen to cells. Hence, without water life is impossible. Water not only helps in sustaining human life but is also vital in keeping our ecosystem healthy across our rich biosphere.

Despite water being a source for not only human life but also of marine life, the problem of its wastage has become a global problem. Today the world is facing water crisis in many of its parts, such as, Libya, Brazil, India, South Africa, United States, etc. are suffering from water crisis. So, the time has come to give prominence importance to the water crisis problem and steps should be taken to reduce water wastages. The issue should be given paramount importance and must be resolved with sincere efforts. Though many people around the world tried and brought in light the problem of water crisis such as his holiness Pope Francis started the debate regarding the water problem and aroused many people’s consciousness by opening the world water day. But the problem of water crisis still prevails and important steps should be taken to resolve this problem.

As inhabitants of Earth it is our duty to save and utilize fairly all our natural resources for our future generations. Here, I present you seven ways in which you can contribute in saving water;

Smart use of tab water; people generally waste a lot of water by not closing water tabs when brushing or cleaning up utensils at home which amounts to wastage of up to 12 litres of water per minute. Whereas not fixing up a leaking tab amounts to waste of 120 litres of water per day. So folks, next time when you open your water tab for brushing or cleaning up do remember to close it when you are not using it. Do fix up a leaking tab on time before you waste much water.

Make a smart use of dishwasher; cleaning up the dishes with dish washer is more water friendly than cleaning it up by hand because a dishwasher consumes 10 litres of water whereas cleaning up the dishes by hand consumes at least 42 litres of water. So use your dishwasher smartly.

Save water while cleaning up your house or washing; cleaning your house with cleaners that do not consume much water is a better choice than cleaning it up by water. Also, while washing use shower instead of a bath as shower consumes 80 litres of water whereas bath consumes 159 litre of water. Also remember to use pressure reducing valves in your water tabs.

Preserve rainwater; collected rainwater can be used for many domestic purposes requiring water. Though, rainwater cannot be used for drinking but it can be used for many activities which requires water. Collecting rainwater also prevents water drainage during flooding or heavy rain fall.

Use eco-friendly washing machine; eco-friendly washing machines are in trend now and lots of people are using them to save water and electricity. An A class washing machine saves electricity by 44 percent and water by 500 percent all you have to do is to choose an eco-friendly washing programme in your washing machine and use it in full capacity.

Say yes to recycled paper; a recycled paper save 100 percent of water and saves energy up to 50 percent so if you want to contribute in preserving our eco system so please use 100 percent recycled paper as it saves up to 20000 litres of water.

Use flush in your toilet; opt for dual flush water system in toilet as flushing can reduce water consumption up to 15 percent per day. And if you don’t have one then simply put a sand-filled bottle as it reduces excessive use of water and save your water up to 20 to 30 % for two person household.

Do keep these tips in mind and help in water preservation because water is life.