Hey there! Just in case you hadn’t noticed yet, water is not an infinite resource and those levels are dropping way too quickly these days. So why not start changing your ways and get looking into how you can save water instead of wasting it? Okay, this isn’t all of our fault, because for hundreds of years our ancestors have been using water like it has been going out of style, bless them! But now we have to step up to the plate and make amends, before it is too late. Just think about our kids, and their kids, how will they be able to survive without a fresh supply of water? We haven’t yet found a solution, but if we start slowing down that consumption, we will be buying some time in the long run. So we have looked at 3 cool ways that each and every one of us, including you, can do a little bit to stem that flow. Please take a few minutes to read the rest of this article and hopefully we will get there in the end!
They say that old habits die hard, so the next time that you are brushing your teeth, check out the cold water tap. The chances are that you are letting all of that valuable water run down the drain whilst you are getting your 2 minutes of cleaning therapy. To say that this is not cool is probably one of the world’s largest understatements. Because that wet stuff ain’t free and you are losing around 6 litres for every minute of brushing. Do the math and pretty soon you will see that you are wasting almost an entire swimming pool of water every year. So please do the right thing and shut the darn tap off until you need it next!
Drip, Drip, Drip
Oh the dripping tap, or Chinese water torture as we sometimes like to call it. It is annoying, yet so many of us fail to fix this issue in a timely fashion. All it takes is a washer, and these cost cents rather than dollars. But did you know that the typical leaky tap is wasting 5,500 litres of water per year. And many households take more than a year to fix them! Please be clever and if you can’t do justice to the job, call your plumber out, because even his fees will be worthwhile in the long run. You may even consider more efficient plumbing fixtures!
Watering The Garden
Who doesn’t love giving their lawn and flowers a nice long drink of the wet stuff? The hosepipe certainly seems like the smart approach here, but the opposite applies, and then some! Use a watering can and you’ll be doing mother earth, and your water bill, a huge favour. A hosepipe can get through 1,000 litres of water every hour, and your garden really isn’t that thirsty, honest!