There are many homeowners today that are attempting to take on more of a green living initiative. Part of protecting the environment and living life with conservation in mind means finding areas at home where you could change or modernize to reduce the production of waste, and consumption of energy and water. There are many homeowners that are investing in items like smart lighting, efficient appliances, and more. But many are forgetting to check their water consumption.
Necesary to survive
Watching your water consumption is an important part of green living. Water is necessary for life to exist on this planet. Every single life form on earth from the single celled organism through the most complex organisms relies on water for sustenance.
What does that mean for us humans? Only around 3% of the water on Earth is fresh water with just 1% of this available for drinking. As population rates continue to grow, the amount of freshwater that we can sustainably filter and process for humanity starts to diminish. The usable water supply that we have is in a finite supply and by conserving all year, you can work to make sure that there is more available when water gets scarce.
During times when there is a drought or a water shortage, many homeowners are mandated to conserve water under various bylaws in some countries. There should be a conservation effort at all times to help to make sure that fresh water sources are more sustainable and that there isn’t a need for a strict conservation during a water shortage or drought.
Reducing the unnecessary water waste also reduces the total energy that is required to process that water and deliver it to businesses and communities around the world. An overall reduction of water usage in communities also ensures that there will be water available for services like hospitals, gas stations, health clubs, firefighters, cleaners etc, that require extensive amounts of water, doing your part you contribute to making your community better too.
What can we do?
.You can simply start with paying attention to the amount of water you use when washing your car. How many of us leave the hose on when we wash our car? If you do, don’t feel bad you are not the only one. I used to do it too but after understanding the consequences of wasting water I am more careful now. It’s something small that if many people work on it we can make a difference on a greater scale. Like I always say, every small effort counts.
As you can see there are many important aspects to water conservation not just for ecology but for ensuring a better quality of life for future generations. Would you like to join us by watching your water consumption? Thanks for taking some time to read this post and feel free to share your thoughts and experiences. We can all learn from each other.
Evans, Marni. “5 Reasons for Conservation and Why We Should Care About Saving Water.”The Balance Small Business, The Balance Small Business, June 6, 2019 www.thebalancesmb.com/conservation-efforts-why-should-we-save-water-3157877.
Peter, Why is water important? December 9, 2013 www.prestigewater.com.au/articles/why-is-water-important-.html