Everyday tonnes of domestic and industrial waste are produced that penetrate into our water resources, rendering them unfit and unclean for consumption. We also witness that water borne diseases have no end. It is important to inculcate these healthy habits for a sustainable environment and healthy lifestyle.
Stop buying those Plastic Water Bottles.
Bottled water is considered pure and clean and hence bought by homes and industries in umpteen amounts every day. This affects the environment as these bottles are made up of plastic which inevitably pollutes and degrades the environment.
An effective alternative to this is to use water coolers, which is a long-term investment. While these are generally used in offices and other commercial settings, they can be put to use in homes as well. Many water coolers come with built-in filters also, making them an optimal choice for both commercial and residential applications.
Find alternative uses of water
Often dirt and other sediments penetrate our faucets and pipes to make the water that comes out visibly dirty and unclean. All we do is unmindfully drain out this water. Water has other uses apart from consumption such as for watering the plants, cleaning the vehicles, etc.
However, if you do require clean water for every task, then a long term and effective solution is to invest in a good water filter system. Whole house (or office) filter systems are widely available that ensure clean water in every faucet of your house.
Invest in water-saving technologies
Almost all activities require some amount of water. Employing water-saving technologies facilitates the process of water conservation. Some of the technologies are shower heads, special kind of taps that are strategically designed to save water and sprinklers in gardens that minimise water usage.
Employ those old-school practices
Our elders are not wrong when they say that we must close our taps when not required, get our leakages checked regularly to avoid any unnecessary wastage of water, or store rain water for miscellaneous applications. Measures like rain water harvesting not only save but also create additional sources of water supply.
Water is a valuable resource but unfortunately not everyone has access to water, let alone the constant supply of clean and pure water. So, for a sustainable environment we must inculcate these and many more good habits to save water for ourselves as well as for future generations.