Water Conservation

Water conservation refers to the protection and preservation of freshwater, and it includes all the strategies, policies, and activities to manage the natural resource of fresh water sustainably.

The primary goal of water conservation is to ensure the availability of water for future generations. Water conservation also refers to reducing the usage of water and recycling wastewater.

What are the Methods of Water Conservation?

Following are some of the easy and simple methods of water conservation:

  1. Choose water-efficient products and appliances for the home.
  2. Check for leaks in faucets and toilets. One drop per second from these dripping faucets and toilets leads to the wastage of 2,700 gallons of water per year.
  3. Insulate all the household pipes and faucets.
  4. While washing clothes, make sure that the machine is fully loaded with laundry and set the water level to match the size of the load.
  5. Use a dishwasher when it is fully loaded.
  6. Take shorter showers.
  7. Reduce the amount of time spent watering the lawn and garden.
  8. Consider installing rainwater harvesting systems to store rainwater.
  9. Use dual flush toilets.
  10. Cover swimming pools to reduce evaporation of water.
  11. Don’t use water to defrost foods.
  12. Install low-flow showerheads.
  13. Reuse wastewater for flushing toilets or watering gardens.
  14. Purchase high-efficiency laundry washers.
  15. Turn off the water while soaping and turn it on only while rinsing.
  16. Consider the use of drip irrigation.
  17. Use the broom to sweep the driveway or sidewalk instead of water.
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