Friday, 22 March 2013

World Water Day on March 22 Let's pledge to save water

Let's celebrate World Water Day by reducing water use. March 22 is World Water Day – an opportunity for all people to rededicate themselves to the careful and sustainable management of the planet’s precious and very finite freshwater resources. “Water is the new, blue gold,”  In the last five years, there have been water shortages in almost every part of the country. Often known as the elixier of life water covers two thirds  of earth's surface and constitutes 75% of human body.It is one of natures most significant and precious gifts to mankind without which life on earth would be impossible.

20 simple tips to save water are as follows:

  1. Average 30 liters of water is wasted by a slow dripping tap in 24 hours. So, Stop leakage of water from taps and flushing tanks.
  2. Use minimum amount of water needed for bath, avoid tub bathing.
  3. Don’t waste dirty (used) water . We can use that dirty water to water your plants.
  4. Water your garden during early morning or late evening so as to reduce the evaporation.
  5. Wash vegetables and fruits in Bowl rather than washing them under tap.
  6. Don’t leave the tap open while brushing you teeth or shaving.
  7. Wash clothes only when there is full load.
  8. Consider using a car duster to remove dust instead of pressure hose.
  9. Avoid installation of fountains and other ornamental water features.
  10. Prefer broom instead of sprinklers to clean your sidewalks and streets.
  11. Don’t flush the toilet unnecessarily and use toilet paper as much as possible.
  12. Try to cover your swimming pool when not in use to reduce evaporation.
  13. Upgrade older toilets with water efficient models.
  14. Try to use Commercial car wash service which recycle water.
  15. Promote the conservation of water with posters and media.
  16. Use Dip irrigation method for irrigation purposes.
  17. Install a rain sensor system on irrigation to save water while its raining.
  18. Teach your children to turn off your faucets tightly after each use.
  19. Implement rainwater harvesting systems to collect rain water and use it in future.
  20. Choose shrubs and ground covers instead of turf for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.