Do you ever give much thought as to how much water you and your family uses every day? Do you even care if you are wasting a significant percentage of water in your home just because you do not pay attention for how long the faucet has been running when you are doing everyday tasks? You would be amazed at how many gallons of water you could save every day if you did pay a little more attention. You should do this not only because it is good for your water bill if you have one, but more importantly, it is better for our world.
We waste water like we have a never ending supply and up until now we have had all that
we cared to use, but in many parts of the world, the luxury of having clean water for drinking and everything else is becoming a hard thing to find. Children are dying in some places because the water they do have access to is far away, and they have to travel far distances each day to get it and even when they do, chances are it is not fit for human consumption when they do.
For those of us who do have plenty, even we should not take it for granted. Some states out west are having trouble getting enough to supply their needs and are having to do battle with other states to tap into their supplies. It has begun to get a little ugly in some cases. The people who live in these areas where fresh water is becoming scarce have started to realize how important conservation is and how precious a commodity like water is When you turn on your tap, and nothing comes out, that is a definite reason to worry.
Here Are Just A Few Ways That Your Family Can Help In Conserving Water:
1. Do not run water while you brush your teeth.
2. Take baths and showers with less water
3. Do not water lawns or wash cars unless it is necessary.
4. During dry spells do not water lawns or wash cars.
5. Keep a filled water pitcher in the refrigerator, so the faucet does not have to be turned on and off.
Just by doing these few simple things you can be assured to save a lot of the water that can be wasted in every home. You will feel much better knowing that your family is doing their part now to keep water and you are teaching your children to conserve in future generations.