Water is one of the most basic needs for all living things, and humans can't conceive life without it. It is a natural resource and the most important component of our world. Water is the universal solvent and is essential for the survival of all types of life on the planet. It's commonly utilized for a variety of reasons, including laundry, bathing, cleaning, cooking, drinking, and other industrial and residential applications.
What is Water Conservation?
Water conservation primarily refers to the protection, preservation, and management of water and its resources. It is a system that was put in place to manage freshwater, decrease waste, and safeguard water and its resources in order to lessen and avoid shortages.
Why should we conserve water and help preserve water resources we have?
1. No more water being generated on Earth
The amount of water on the planet today is the same as it has always been.The fresh, pure water that does exist and is available on our earth is becoming increasingly inaccessible to the growing number of people who live in our world today.
2. Our freshwater supplies are dwindling
As the planet continues to warm, fresh water will become increasingly scarce for all of us in the future.
Drought conditions are already becoming more prevalent over the planet, and as the climate continues to rise, drought and desertification will become more prevalent in many areas. It will be extremely difficult to provide enough water for the world's rising population.
What are the methods to save water at home?
Here are some ways to conserve water at the residential environment:
1. Conventional methods
(a) Use water wisely - Even if we do not have water scarcity, it is critical that we all take responsibility for water conservation in our daily activities. When washing clothes and dishes, don't use too much water; turn off the faucets when not in use.
(b) Examine the toilets and kitchen plumbing for any leaks. These minor leaks can waste up to 100 gallons of water every day, so fix them as quickly as possible.
(c) Take showers with the least amount of water possible.
(d) Instead of washing your floors, clean your house with a broom.
(e) While brushing your teeth and shaving, turn off the faucet.
(f) Wash your vehicles using the least amount of water possible.
(g) Don't over-water your plants. Instead of using running water pipes, water your plants with showers or mugs.
2. Modern methods
Modern water conservation practices are more accessible and effective:
(a) Rainwater harvesting
· Rainwater collection is important since it may be saved for future use because it is pure and fresh; it can also be utilized directly for numerous household tasks including cleaning, washing, and gardening.
· The rainwater that has been kept also checks and revitalizes the groundwater, improving its quality. Rainwater harvesting also controls surface run-off and decreases soil erosion.
(b) Minimal use of Washing Machines
When washing garments, only use the washing machine for full loads. People use a lot of water every time they use a washing machine. As a result, instead of washing the garments in small sections as needed, try to do it all at once.
(c)Protection of water from pollution
Because we all know that fresh water is in short supply, we should endeavor to avoid polluting it by reducing the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals in fields. Because runoff from farms can damage nearby water basins.
(d) Wastewater Recycling by Sewage Treatment Plants
The sewage treatment plant is a waste-to-resource conversion process in which residential sewage waste is treated to remove pollutants and impurities from the water and make it appropriate for re-use applications such as irrigation, flushing, and cooling tower make-up water requirements, among others.
We at Netsol Water expertise in providing various STP’s and WTP’s which help in conservation of water at households.