Watching your water consumption: Why is it important?

Watching your water consumption: Why is it important?

Watching your water consumption: Why is it important?

Dira Green Living, Home & Office

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 throughout the home or you could be conserving for the future. There are many homeowners that are investing in items like smart lighting, efficient appliances and more. Watching your water consumption, however, is also a big part of green living.

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 freshwater 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. 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.

 

Source:

Evans, Marni. β€œ5 Reasons for Conservation and Why We Should Care About Saving Water.”The Balance Small Business, The Balance Small Business, www.thebalancesmb.com/conservation-efforts-why-should-we-save-water-3157877.

14 Comments

carol July 4, 2018 at 7:54 pm

You have hit the nail on the head for me. I always try to promote water consumption in my family. Seriously, we all need to be conscious of how we use water. For instance, I hate to see the tap running and the water is not being used. I hope many people will find this post and read it.

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    Dira July 7, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Hi Carol,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    Watching your water consumption is important and I hope more people realize this. Feel free to share this post πŸ™‚

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Linsey Thornton July 4, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Great article, I live in Vancouver and we have a lot of people who take advantage of our fresh drinking water. Some of those people, think it is endless at times. I wish more people would learn about how important water usage is and how it can contribute to conservation.

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    Dira July 7, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Hi Linsey,

    Yes, you are correct and I believe each of us can contribute by talking more about this issue, raising more awareness. You are able to get water in whatever amount you want whenever you want. Once you see the effort it takes for children and teenagers in Africa to bring water home instead of going to school, your perspective will change. Seeing so many efforts done to obtain water makes you think and compare it to your own situation. Why waste water? It’s not worth it.

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nikolina July 4, 2018 at 9:04 pm

great article – it really makes you think do I contribute enough with what I do about it. I really try to save water, but also electrical power too and use natural resources as much as I can. I have a garden, and I collect raindrops to take care of it. All of my clothes are dried naturally in the sun. The light is never on for no reason etc. And I know there’s plenty more I could do.

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    Dira July 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Nikolina,

    The more we are aware of the problem, the higher the probability we can find a solution. Watching your water consumption seems something simple to do but yet not everyone is aware of how valuable their contribution is.

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Irma July 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm

Great post! I am so glad to see more people reminding the world that our supply of clean and fresh drinking water is not infinite.

I have been monitoring my fresh water usage for many years now. I am glad to see the world moving away from disposable bottled water as well.

Do you happen to know who has the most fresh water on the planet?

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    Dira July 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Irma,

    I am glad you enjoyed it. The more the merrier.
    Great question! Over 68 percent of the fresh water on Earth is found in ice caps and glaciers, and just over 30 percent is found in groundwater. Only about 0.3 percent of our fresh water is found in the surface water of lakes, rivers, and swamps.
    Greenland and Antarctica contain 70% of the world’s freshwater. But you should know that freshwater Clear rivers and lakes may look clean, but there are millions of organisms in fresh water. If you don’t purify it, you can get extremely sick from bacteria or viruses.
    In countries where you don’t have direct access to clean water, they convert seawater into fresh water. How? By using the filtering and desalination technique: a process that removes unwanted bacteria and dissolved minerals.

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KB July 4, 2018 at 10:45 pm

Hey Dira!!!

Thanks for supplying me with some information about water conservation that I hadn’t known. I remember a commercial that made me realize that I can help conserve water just but turning off the water faucet when brushing my teeth (didn’t even realize I left it on until seeing the commercial), and now I try to be more aware. There’s always little things we can do that if many people were to follow, would help the world a lot.

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    Dira July 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Hi KB,

    That’s the spirit!
    I believe that the more we are aware of the importance of our actions the greater the impact we will make together πŸ™‚

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Jane July 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Yes! I will definitely join the movement! All your points are valid and yes, people need to become more aware of this issue (myself included). The more people talk about, the better. There are very serious situations going on in countries all over the world where citizens don’t have access to water.

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    Dira July 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Jane,

    Excellent!
    I believe together we can make the difference by doing simple tasks that will help us prevent wasting less water.

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Dave August 1, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Yes I do! I recently read about the water crisis in the middle east and Africa but every continent including the U.S faces some form of a water crisis. I agree that people have to become more aware of the problem. Water is one of the most important elements we need for survival.

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    Dira August 1, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    That’s great Dave! You said it best.
    Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

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