Environment awareness starts at home
We, as individuals, cannot initiate something that we are unable to do at home. A good example is proper waste management and saving water and electricity. Businessmen who want to develop a good sense of eco-friendliness in their companies would not be very successful if they cannot do the same things at home.
Taking care of the environment starts at home, and whatever you do to help save the environment will ripple outwards and affect other people.
Plumbing problems and wasting water
Problems with plumbing are perhaps the biggest reasons why a lot of water is wasted every year. Did you know that a single leaky tap can waste up to 227 litres of water a year? That is 227 litres of water for just one faucet in one household. What if every household in the world has a leaky tap? The number of gallons would be exponential, and it’s a very alarming number. The more we ignore our leaky taps, the more it can actually do more harm to the environment than to our own pockets. What can we do to help save the environment?
How to conserve water
Saving water will not only help save the environment, but it will also help you save money on your water bills. There are dozens of ways to conserve water, but these 7 tips from us should be enough to help you get started.
- Attend to your leaks. This includes leaky taps, pipes, and other fixtures. According to FEMA, one drop per second on a leaky tap translates to 10,220 litres of water per year. A hose or sprinkler system with leaks is also no good.
- Do some smart gardening. Smart gardening involves watering at proper times. This includes watering early in the morning and late in the afternoon. This will prevent water from evaporating too quickly.
- Reduce shower time. For every minute you cut off from your shower time, you can save 567 litres of water every month.
- Wash clothes on full loads. Running your washing machine on a full load is the most efficient way of washing clothes. A typical household can save 12,870 litres of water a year by running full laundry loads instead of half loads.
- Run your dishwasher at full loads. For the same reason as no. 5.
- Use HETs or High Efficiency Toilets. These toilets use lesser water than that of their traditional counterparts. They may be more expensive, but they can help you save water in the long run.
- Replace broken pipes, taps, and toilets. Do this as soon as possible.
When you conserve water, you save the Earth and the lives of future generations.