The Earth is covered in over 70% by water, however only 2.5% of that is fresh water. Spread between a majority of it locked away in glacier ice, which is melting at a rapid rate, the rest from underground and ground level lakes sources, humans have access of less than 1% of all water on Earth. With the small finite water reserves that we possess, it is imperative that we learn to not waste any of it!
To help you save water and our planet here are some tips to conserve water:
- Turn off the Tap!
Remember to turn off the tap to stop the water from running. Whether it is brushing your teeth, cleansing your face, or washing the dishes, don't forget to turn off the tap when the water is not in use.
- Flash Shower!
Shower like the Flash. When showering try to conserve as much water by showering as quickly as possible. Save your singing routine for another time.
- Buy WaterSense approved appliances!
Like Energy Star products, WaterSense approved appliances are tested for water efficiency rather than electricity. In fact, WaterSense appliance save on average 20% or more water than traditional appliances.
Next time you are using water keep these tips in mind, a small effort will go a long way!