Only 2.8% of the water on our planet is fresh and only 0.01% is in lakes and rivers. Therefore, consuming excessive water can unbalance our natural environment and increasingly reduce the amount of water we can use. If we add the worst lies ahead forecast climate change, it is necessary to control the flow by taking effective measures to ensure the present and future supply. We can save, every day acting efficiently and responsibly when enjoying the water way. Why it's so important to raise awareness of the great value and usefulness for all of us to save water, both to reduce our receipt of supplies to help the environment. Here we suggest ten simple and practical ways to save water in your home:
1. Lay two full bottles into the cistern. With this we can save 2 to 4 liters each time you use it. And of course, we should not use the toilet as a wastebasket.
2. Close the tap when brushing our teeth or shave you can save up to 10 liters of water.
3. With the shower instead of bath can save up to 150 liters of water.
4. Maintenance of the water supply system of our home is fundamental. A dripping tap can waste up to 30 liters per day.
5. If you have a garden or plants on the terrace or balcony must water at dusk to avoid evaporation losses. Surely, the plants will thank you.
6. Fill the washing machine and dishwasher, as are the appliances that consume more water. The second clarified water can be used for watering plants.
7. On the beaches, we can stop using municipal showers. If we were to then showering in the apartment or camping is not necessary to use that water. Help your council to save water.
8. We should not abuse the bleach, damages the bacterial balance of the treatment plants hindering their work. It is always better to use organic detergents without phosphates.
9. For our garden we must choose native plants and pots as they consume less water and get a lot less work than exotic plants. Furthermore, attract butterflies and do not require the use of chemicals for maintenance.
10. Finally, place diffusers and other savings mechanisms in the taps, which make better use of water and will reduce consumption.