Access to clean drinking water should be a human right, but in fact for most people it is a privilege. That is a shocking fact when you consider that at any one time almost half the hospital beds in the world are filled with people who have caught water borne illnesses, according to the UN.
One in eight people around the world do not have access to clean water, while droughts and water pollution kill more people than any wars on the earth ever have.
These shocking statistics show that we would be foolish to take clean drinking water for granted, and that we should do all that we can to conserve and recycle water. Especially when some people have to drink unclean water or otherwise go thirsty.
With that in mind here are five water conservation tips to ensure that you make the most of pure drinking water.
Water Conservation Tips
1) Use a refillable water bottle. Research has shown that tap water actually goes through a more stringent cleansing process than bottled water. If you are still dubious about the quality of your water then get a home water purification system from a company such as Aquatec – the pure water people. That way you can be assured that your family have access to clean drinking water.
2) At the same time you can keep a jug of tap water in the fridge to ensure that running of the tap is kept to a minimum. Water is too precious to let it just go down the tap and although it is recycled the process to treat it and make it safe for drinking is costly. By the same resort don’t let taps drip – always check to make sure that they are fully turned off.
3) Maximise your washes. Make sure the dishwasher and the washing machine are full before you run them. They use up a lot of water and a lot of energy too, so you will see massive costs savings in your bills.
4) Turn off the shower while you are shaving or washing your hair.
5) Invest in a home water purification system. By softening and purifying your water, you will need less of it for home chores such as washing clothes.