When we look at planet earth, it emerges like a large blue sphere, which looks like a great source of water. However, sometimes we forget the fact that only three percent of that water is sweet.
In addition to this, of the total freshwater, only four percent is available in accessible rivers and waterways. So caring for her is vital to our survival, since without water we would die.
This time we offer some tips and recommendations on the use and care that should be taken with drinking water, i.e. the water that arrives at our homes, in order to collaborate with the saving of this essential resource for the development and support of us as a humanity, because if all watercourses become contaminated, the human would be unable to grow, raise animals and hydrate, dwelling without any alternative.
In your home or office
The first thing you need to do in your place of residence or work is to verify that all the keys and tubes, which are responsible for bringing water to your home, are in perfect condition, without any dripping.
Maybe you’ll find that a little drop doesn’t make a difference, but you should keep in mind that that drop falls for hours and days, adding liters of water, which are simply wasted. So it is necessary from time to time to check and maintain these facilities, replace the rubbers of the keys and place teflon on the connections.
Also, try washing the patio or front of your house with water tobs, not a hose. Since while it is much faster to use water pressure, it is also true that in this type of task you can waste hundreds of liters of water. Also try to wash your car or motorbike with buckets of water, avoiding using the hoses.
It is also important that you mentalize not to leave water keys, open or unrepaired. Another way you can save water is to build an open tank, to collect rainwater, which you can use for specific tasks such as cleaning or watering the bushes.
In the kitchen
This may be one of the places where we tend to waste water the most, so it’s important to follow some tips to ensure the savings of this liquid. For example, it’s important that once you remove the dishes from the table, try to clean them first with a cloth, so that it’s easier to wash.
It is also advisable to lather all the dishes first. Once soaped and tucked into the dishwasher, you can open the key and start rinsing them, which is because the water that goes down is also rinsing the other dishes.
It’s also important that you don’t waste the water you cook with. For example, if you’ve boiled some vegetables or meat, you can take advantage of that broth to make rice or as a base for other preparations such as soups.
It is also imperative that you do not throw vegetable oils through the sink, as these can reach the ocean, contaminating thousands of liters of water, and putting aquatic fauna and flora at direct risk. The best way to get rid of that used oil is to put it in a glass bottle and then find you a place to bury it.
In the bathroom
Another place where water can most be wasted. In this sense it is important that you make it a habit to close the key while you brush your teeth or shave, because while the brush is in your teeth or the razor is on your skin it is not necessary that the key is open, letting the water run.
Also, try taking short showers, which can last perfectly between three and five minutes. Also close the key while soaping or shampooing your head. Open it only when you’re going to rinse.
You can also get into the habit of picking up that water that you let run while you wait for the shower to take the temperature that’s nice for you. You can then use it to lower the toilet or water the plants, which will also result in a gesture towards the planet and the conservation of our species.
Also, in the midst of your possibilities, replace your toilet cistern with a smaller capacity, which will result in water savings every time you lower the chain. If it’s impossible for you, an inexpensive way to do so is to place two two-litre bottles, filled with water at the bottom of the tank. The volume of these will prevent it from filling completely, saving a few liters of the vital liquid.
It is also important to be careful not to flush paper towels or any polluting substances such as oil, acid or gasoline, as they could also reach other sources of ocean water, contaminating them and compromising the lives of animals and plants that inhabit it.
Likewise, for the washing of your clothes, your cart, your patio, your home and your bathroom try to implement the use of soaps and products that are kind to the planet and its environment. This way you’ll be contributing to the planet.
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August 31, 2019