Studies have shown that it saves up to 40 per cent water against a bucket-and-mug bath. Moreover, it’s quicker and efficient.
Turn off the tap while you are brushing your teeth. Most people merrily leave the tap on while they brush and preeen and pout! If you are simply too lazy or forgetful. Then you have to invest in quarter turn taps.
When you are washing the car, ensure that you do not use a hose pipe or running water.
Use a damp cloth instead. This will save water, bring down electricity bills and keep you car shiny and rust-free! And when you sweep the courtyard, sprinkle water from a mug; don’t hose down the area. The dust will settle with just a brisk sprinkling of water from the mug.
Replace leaking taps and valves right away. One dripping tap can lead to 120 litrest of water being wasted every day and this number one person’s daily water use!
Green lawn are actually green desserts. They guzzle water. Instead, grow hibisucus crotons, plumeria and such water - saving plants. and whatever you do, don’t grow banana trees in your kitchen garden. Do you know that every kilp of bananas drinks up 3500 litres of water? Do the mat now. a 10 - kg banana bunch consumer 35,00 litres of water. you’d have to water the platn everyday for whole year before you actually enjoy the fruit of your labour, but at what environmental cost? Water has to be pumped for over 100 km (from the Cauvery) just so that you get you home grown banana! just buy a bunch when the mood strikes you!
Use the water that you wash the veggies in to water your plants. Wash greens in a bucket of water insttead of the kitchen sink and use the muddy water in your garden. you can even use the Veggie washed water to clean your courtyard
There’s nothing called”old water. Ive watched in horror as folks throw away water that’s been stored for a week ore more on the pretext that it has become ”old”! water that is stored in an open tank with light entering it will certainly lead to the growth of algae/bacteria. Make sure that you sotre water in covered tank or in containers kept covered in a dark place. Such water is fit for use even after months or year.
Say’No’ to potted plants and grow plants in the soil. Plants that grow in soul consume less water as the moisture in the soil keeps them hyderated and healthy.
Did you know that a front loading washing machine saves 50% of water when compared to Top Loading washing macine? Also you can recycle the water that your washing machine spews our ever day. This needs Some infrastructure like a seperate sump with a pump and dedicated over head tank which is connected to the toilet flushing
Always water your plants/garden at dawn or dusk, never in the afternoons.
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