Tips For Water Conservation

Water is Life. Water reserves in Pakistan are decreasing at an alarming rate. In order to ensure a better and secure future, it is of utmost importance for each and every citizen of the country to try to conserve as much water as possible. Below are small steps that can be taken in day to day activities for water conservation:

  • In the bathroom, instead of running taps completely, only half the potential of the tap should be made use of. One must ensure that taps are closed properly in order to avoid leakage. Water should not be let running while brushing teeth, shaving or washing one’s face
  • When flushing the toilet, the flush handle should be pulled only halfway, when excessive water is not required and flushing unnecessarily should be avoided. Also, the minimum water required should be used during showers and baths in order to save water.
  • The kitchen is another part of the house where water is usually wasted excessively. When washing dishes, the dishes should be collectively rinsed, then soaped one by one and then quickly rinsed again in order to avoid wastage of water.
  • Instead of using running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods, food should be defrosted overnight in the refrigerator or by placing the meat in some water for a while.
  •  Water can be re-used in several ways as well. For example, instead of draining water out, it can be saved to water plants or wash the driveway. Cars should be washed using a bucket instead of running water through pipes.
  • House should be checked for any water leaks, and they should be fixed immediately in order to avoid wastage of water and electricity.
  • Insulating water pipes can provide hot water faster and avoid wasting water while it heats up.
  •  Water circulation consumes a great deal of electricity and with the ongoing power crisis, it is our civic duty to save water in order to avoid wasting scarce electricity.