By Arnold Obat
Given the fact that water covers a good part of the earth, many people still wonder why we need and should converse water. Why should you care? Well, as much as a good part of the earth is covered in water (72% to be specific), only a small percentage of it is safe for use. Furthermore, 97% of the of the entire water that covers earth is salty. With such numbers, it’s evident that we need to conserve water, if we fail to do this, we might find ourselves, our kids or even their kids lacking clean safe water to use and drink.
The good thing about water conservation is that it is very easy. In fact, you can easily implement the water conservation tips shared in this post, given their simplicity. For more details on how you can conserve this precious resource or simply need further clarification on the water conservation tips shared on this post, feel free to get in touch with us by clicking here.
Deal with The Leaks
In addition to causing serious damage to your home and drying up your pockets as you work on fixing damages, leaks usually cause serious water wastage. With that in mind, you should for leaks on three things and they are faucets, toilets and pipes. A leak on any of these three can result in a serious waste of water. For example, a faucet leaking at least 60 drops per minute will waste an estimated 727 liters, around 192 gallons of water every month. One way you can deal with this by conducting an inspection for leakages at your home and if you happen to find one then do contact a qualified plumber who will assist with fixing the leakage.
When Washing Dishes
This tip is very simple. In fact, you don’t need to have plumbing knowledge to implement this water conservation tip. All you have to do is simply avoid using running water when hand washing your dishes. Simple, right? Using running water when washing dishes usually leads to wasting of water, especially if you are washing a small amount of dishes. Instead of running water, you should consider filling the sink with water whenever you chose hand wash your dishes. If you use a dishwasher, there are a few tips you can also use to help you conserve water, and they are one, always make sure you have an efficient dishwasher and two, only wash full loads of dishes in your dishwasher.
Consider Changing Your Toilets
This might come as a surprise to many of you but yes changing your toilets helps in conserving water and as such, it had to feature in this water conservation tips post. So what are you looking at? Well, with toilets, the older they are the less efficient they are. For example, if your house happens to feature a toilet installed during the 90s (1990 to 1995) then you should see to it that you replace them with new ones, ones considered high efficiency (usually referred to as HETs toilets). The trick with toilets when it comes to water conservation is that a good number of those installed during the 90s use a good amount of water per every flush compared to HETs toilets. In terms of numbers, it is estimated that old toilets use more than 13 liters of water per flush while new HETs toilets use around 4 liters per flush.
Go For Water-Efficient Goods
Going for water-efficient household products is another great water conservation tip you can take up. In most cases, you are likely going to go for these goods when doing a renovation or an upgrade. In most cases, the goods you are going to change plumbing wise are toilets, taps, showerheads, dishwashers and washing machines. All in all, make sure that you go for water efficient household products.
There you have it, four simple water conservation tips you can easily pick up. If you need any further clarification on the conservation tips shared on this post, especially ones that touch on plumbing such as leaks, water efficient goods or even your home toilet, then feel free to get in touch with one of your professional plumbers by dialing the following contact number +251-665-9898 and they will be happy to assist you.