Mar 20, 2014
Yes it’s water we are talking about. The truth is we are wasting water un-noticeably in many ways in our daily life.So let’s all read this as a reminder so we will care while we use this precious resource, because it’s costing Rs 20 per litre nowadays.
Step 1 : Turn on the tap only when needed.
Turn off the tap while you are brushing your teeth, shaving , while you soap, when you rinse during bath.
Step 2 : Wash full loads
It is always good to wash your clothes when it is full load. Thereby we could save both water and electricity.
Step 3 : Do less laundry.
Hang towels on a rack to air dry after you shower. Use them multiple times between washings.Shower before bed. Your sheets will not get dirty as quickly, and you will be able to launder them less frequently. If you like, in between, wash just the pillow cases with other similar fabrics, or have a spare set you can swap in.
Wear clothing more than once. You can also wear the same pajamas for a few nights in a row, especially if you shower before bed. Do change socks and underwear daily, but wear slacks, jeans, and skirts more than once between washings. Wear sweatshirts and sweaters over a t-shirt or tank top and just change only the innermost layer.
Step 4 : Check your plumbing for leaks.
Fix anything you find leaking. A silent toilet leak could waste from 30 to 500 gallons every day!
Step 5 : Take Shorter Showers.
Challenge yourself by taking a stopwatch or a timer so that you can cut down the showering time. Take showers rather than baths, because each bath use nearly 100 litres of water.
Step 6 : Reuse water.
The water we use for washing clothes can be used for the first cleaning of the floors. Also it can be used for gardening. If you’re not sure whether gray water is suitable for plants, you can use it to flush your toilet. Either pour it directly into the bowl, or (provided there is no sediment) use it to refill the toilet tank when you flush.
Step 7 : Upgrade to a low-flush toilet.