Preventing water crises
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Preventing water crises

These 10 methods can save massive amounts of water

These days, clean, drinkable water is the greatest treasure – so we must take good care of it. With just a little bit of attention, we can all do a lot to protect that most important component of life. Use our ten easy-to-use tips to do your bit!

Experts have long been warning about the consequences of water shortages, and according to a United Nations (UN) report, demand for freshwater will increase by another 40 percent by the year 2030.

A few simple and easy ideas to reduce the wasting of water:

  • Take showers instead of baths
  • Turn off the tap while brushing teeth, shaving or washing your hair
  • Choose a water-saving programme on your dishwasher and washing machine
  • Do not do your dishes under running water
  • When boiling eggs, do not pour the water away afterwards – allow it to cool and use it to water plants
  • Water plants in the morning or in the evening rather than during the day, this will result in less of the water evaporating in the heat
  • Repair all dripping taps and toilet cisterns as soon as possible
  • Do not pour fat, leftovers and coffee grinds down the drain
  • Install water-saving shower heads, faucets and toilet cisterns
  • Teach children about the ways to save water
Clean drinking water is one of our greatest treasures today. Let’s take good care of it! Image: Shutterstock

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