Everyone knows importance of water, but there are people who do not know the importance and they are using water lavishly. On the other hand there are numbers of people continually increasing who have started their own vegetable gardens. They do not care about space; it can be a small place too. It is the best way to utilize your used water. There are many useful ways of saving water. There are tips on how to avoid wasting water in the kitchen.
Wash vegetables and fruit in a bowl rather than under a running tap, and then you can use the leftover water for watering house plants.
One thing that can save both things water as well as energy is boil water in kettles or in some closed utensil, use the minimum amount of water, so that water will get boiled very fast and it will save energy as well.
–Try keeping a bottle or jug of water in the fridge instead of running taps until the water runs cold.
–Wait until you have a full load before switching on the dishwater or washing machine.
The above-mentioned tips are very useful for kitchen, but the there is another place where most of the water is wasted that is bathroom. If we use water efficiently in bathrooms, then we can save liters of water daily. There are tips on how to avoid wasting water in the bathroom.
–Don’t leave the tap running while you brush your teeth, shave or wash your hands. This can waste up to six liters of water per minute.
–Showers use about nine liters of water per minute. A five minute shower uses about a third of the water of a bath. But remember that power showers can use more water than a bath in less than five minutes. Taking a quicker shower could give you an extra few minutes in bed or you could leave for work a bit earlier and miss the traffic.
–Old toilet cisterns can use as much as nine liters of clean water every flush
If we keep these tips in mind water can be saved up to a great extent. Kitchens and bathrooms are not the only places where we can save water, but it’s all about our habits of wasting water and it needs to rectify. If we periodically check all our taps and other things, then it would be very helpful to determine the fault as dripping taps can waste up to 15 liters of water a day. Replace worn tap washers for a quick and cheap way of saving water. Burst water pipes can cause serious damage as well as waste water.