Do Not Take Clean Water For Granted: Conserve Water
World Water Day is in March, but it’s important to consider to conserve water always, not just on one day a year. North Americans are lucky to enjoy an abundance of this vital natural resource. But it’s important that we don’t take it for granted. We all need to take steps to conserve and protect our water.
As Peter Gleick points out in an interview from March 2016, not every country is as lucky as us. The scarcity of water has led to a rise in conflict and violence across the globe.
Fortunately, there are new technologies and economic tactics to tackle the problem on a larger scale. But each of us need to do our part too.
To Conserve Water-Use Less Water At Home
We all can apply extra effort to conserve water at home. We can make a conscious choice not to let our kitchen tap water run with no use, reduce toilet bowl flashing and eliminate dripping from our taps and showers. Some water conservation experts even suggest people that they shall not feel bad about peeing in the shower, instead of using toilets in the morning.
Conserve Water By Eliminating Use Of Plastic Bottles
Along with using less water in the home, it’s important to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles. Bottled water is terrible for the environment and a waste of water. It takes two times the water to create a plastic water bottle as it takes to fill it. That works out to over 90 litres of water for every pound of plastic! The plastic itself takes a whopping 450 years to decompose if it ends up in a dump.
Use Quality Water Filters
Using a quality water filter eliminates the need for bottled water. It doesn’t just contribute to water conservation, it makes your water healthier to drink too!
If we all do our part, we can save water and create a more sustainable environment for all, drip by drip.