Water! A resource that we far too often take for granted.
Water is a key resource that we can be incredibly wasteful of...without even realizing it, because it is essentially available "on tap" whenever and wherever we need it.
What is most concerning about this massive daily water consumption is that a large portion of it is wasted.
How is it possible that we are wasting so much water?
It's a lot simpler than you think.
One of the most common way for people to waste water is to leave the water running while brushing their teeth, shaving, or doing the dishes. Turn off the water as soon as you begin brushing, shaving, or doing the dishes.
Fill one sink with clean rinse water and the other with soapy water for dishwashing. Instead of drinking directly from the tap, keep a glass of water nearby for rinsing your mouth.
Following are some of the most common causes:
1: Wasted wastewater
We rely heavily on fresh water for applications where recycled wastewater would suffice. Brushing our teeth, flushing the toilet, and washing vegetables are all activities that should be done with waste water.
We could significantly reduce water waste if we increased our consumption of recycled waste water. By reinvigorating ground water with treated effluent, waste water treatment systems can naturally recycle waste water.
2: Showers that last forever
If you take a shower for more than 5 minutes, you waste between 5 and 10 gallons of water per minute. While we enjoy power showers, a low-flow or low-power shower head significantly reduces water consumption while shaving 1 minute off your typical shower length can save approximately 150 gallons of water this month.
3. Car & garden maintenance
A staggering amount of water is wasted on the upkeep of gardens, lawns, yards, and vehicles. Washing a car can use up to 300 liters of water! While the amount of water consumed by watering the lawn will vary depending on the size of your lawn, the frequency with which your lawn requires irrigation to thrive, means that it is a consistent drain on your water supply. It's best to try to save rainwater and use it for such purposes, as they don't require treated water from your tap.
4: Ignoring potential leaks
A constant dribble from your boiler, a leaking hose in the yard, a crack in a pipe, small pools of water when the tap runs, dampness in your ceiling – these are all things that should not be overlooked – and not just for infrastructure reasons! Leaks not only cause mold growth and structural damage, but they are also a constant drain on your water supply.
5: Cleaning the dishes
It may seem like washing the dishes by hand rather than loading the dishwasher, may be a good option as there is less energy consumption. There can be a significant difference in the level of water consumption.
If you leave the water running while hand-washing your dishes, taking the time to scrape off any food that has become embedded. We can waste up to 150 liters of water each time you need to clean your crockery. A typical load of an electric dishwasher, on the other hand, may consume less than 40 liters.
6: Toilets and faucets that leak
Leaky tank valves that drain into the toilet waste up to 1,000 gallons of water per month. The leaky faucet and toilet are two of the most common causes of water waste at home. It may appear insignificant, but the small drips can add up. A constantly leaking toilet can waste up to 22 gallons of water per day, totaling 8,000 gallons per year. If you notice a leaking pipe, faucet, or toilet, have it repaired as soon as possible.
We at Netsol water are committed to provide quality equipment’s, timely solutions, and trouble-free operations for your water and wastewater needs. We believe in sustainable management of water resources.