Over 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, however only 2.5 percent of that is fresh water. A majority of the planet's fresh water is locked away in glacier ice, which is melting at a rapid rate. The rest comes from underground and ground-level lakes. Humans have access to less than 1 percent of all water on Earth. With the 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:
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 faucet when the water is not in use.
Shower like the Flash. When showering, try to conserve as much water as possible 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 appliances save on average 20 percent 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!