Water conservation has many meanings. It means storing, saving, reducing or recycling water. For farmers who irrigate, they have to increase uniformity of application and improve it. Municipalities have to educate residents about water-saving habits to promote water conservation. While for industry, they have to identify other resource in conserving method and reuse water used in manufacturing and cooling.
Water conservation can be started from home and here are some ways which are very easy to do, no matter where we live. When washing dishes by hand, do not let the the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Never pour water down the drain when there maybe another use for it such as watering houseplants. Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don’t let the tap run while you are waiting for cool water to flow.
Do not use running water to thaw food. We should defrost the food overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost setting on the microwave. We must check for toilet tank leaks and the toilet for worn out, corroded or bent parts. Most replacement parts are inexpensive, readily available and easily installed. We must avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
Take shorter shower and replace the showerhead with an ultra-low-flow version. In the shower, turn water to get wet, turn off to lather up, then turn back on to rinse off. Plug the bathtub before turning the water on, then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up. Turn off the water while shaving or brushing our teeth.
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For the outside of our house, we must always water our plants during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation and the peak water consumption hours should be avoided. Water our lawn in several short sessions rather than long one. This will allow the water to be better absorbed. Adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street. Do not water on windy days.
Test the soil moisture before watering because proper lawn watering can save thousands of gallons of water annually. When washing the car, use soap and water from a bucket. Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle for the final rinse. It is better to use a broom when cleaning our driveway. We should minimize grass areas in our yard because less grass means less water demand or replace it with low-water use landscaping. When mowing, raise the blade on our lawnmower to at least three inches high because closely-cut grass makes the roots work harder that requiring more water.
Water conservation not only will help to save water, it will also saves our money. Conserving water is a right thing to do even though the savings are minimal. We must remember that every drop counts. We need to make the tips parts of our everyday lives so we can use water wisely and ensure an adequate water supply for ourselves and future generations. (490 words).