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14 Useful Tips To Conserve Water

We know how valuable and necessary water is to human beings and to the environment. We need to drink water to live. Plants need water to grow and flourished. But with the 'El Niño' phenomenon last year and to the continuous effects of global warming, we experience long period of drought that affects our living in the country. We also suffer lack of water supply that hinders water irrigations, hydropower, agriculture, industrial and household needs.
In order to survive, we need to conserve water. I repeat we badly need to conserve water. And here are 14 useful tips to follow in order to conserve water:

1. Ensure that your faucet is tight and no droplets of water are falling. Approximately 200 liters of water are wasted every 5 minutes from an untight faucet with water droplets falling. If necessary, install a low volume/high pressure (LVHP) nozzles or flow constrictors to all your water lines of your faucets. You can save up 50% of water.

Low volume high pressure nozzles or flow constrictors valve
Low volume/high pressure (LVHP) nozzles or flow constrictors picture

2. Conserve water in taking a bath. If necessary, use a pale and a pitcher in taking a bath. Close the faucet while rinsing your body with and shampooing. Approximately up to 9 to 45 liters of water per minute are wasted through opened shower.

Use pale and pitcher in taking bath

3. Water your plants before sunrise and during sunset. This reduces water loss due to quick evaporation.

Water plants before sunrise and during sunset

Report any damaged water lines or any illegal connections.

Report damage illegal water connections

5. Use a glass of water while brushing your teeth. While brushing your teeth, don't allow any falling water in the faucet. Use a glass of water instead. Wash your toothbrush quickly. In this way, you can save up to 80% of water compared to not using a glass of water.

brushing teeth

Save and keep water from rain. You can use this water for plants, household cleaning, etc.

Save keep water from rain

Do not wash clothes too often. Make it a habit to do it just once a week. Use enough water and soap. Do not waste the water while rinsing. An opened faucet can waste up to 6 liters of water every minute.

Washing clothes

Avoid cleaning your car everyday. In washing you car, just use a wet cloth or rag and a pale. If you are using a hose, it will waste approximately 18 liters of water.

Cleaning a car

9. To the unused buildings during night, make sure to close the water gate valve and open it in the morning.

unused buildings

10. Recycle you water. A rinsed or used water can be used to flush or clean toilets and vehicles.

Recyle water

11. Give a glass of water to the hotel customer who only requests it. Recycle the used water from customers and use it for watering the plants.

Hotel customer with glass of water

12. Allot a budget for new toilet bowl models that uses only 2.6 to 4 liters of water in every flash. Old toilet bowls can waste up to 14 liters of water in every flush. Flushing a toilet bowl can consume for about 30% of water used in every person. We can also reduce the quantity of water of our toilet flush through adjusting the valve.

Toilet bowl new model

13. While washing your dishes, remove first the food leftovers. If necessary, use a basin (palanggana) and wash not too often in order to save water and soap.

Food leftovers from dishes

14. Teach employees, students, or household members on how to conserve water.

Teach students to conserve water

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