Why you need to save water and how ?

Why you need to save water and how ?

Life on earth started with water .There is no life with out water.

In India we generally do not care for water because we think its available in plenty.Many people already know how much its precious but if you don’t .Read on……

Why save water ?? Some facts

  • less than 1% of all the water on Earth can be used by people. The rest is salt water (the kind you find in the ocean) or is permanently frozen and we can’t drink it, wash with it, or use it to water plants.To put it another way, if 100 litres represents the world’s water, about half a tablespoon of it is fresh water available for our use.(Source)
  • Under ground water level is already at very low level.(Under Ground water map-India)
  • Approximately 1 billion liters of raw, untreated sewage are dumped in the river on a daily basis. The amount has more than doubled in the last 20 years and experts predict another 100% increase in the following 20 years.(Some shocking facts HERE)
  • Of 1,400 km of the Yamuna, 600 km have been declared ‘dead (not useable)’ . (Take your pledge to save yamuna HERE)

How to save water ??? Some ways…

  • Rainwater harvesting ( The most important ). Ask your local water harvesting.
  • Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 20 liters of water! That adds up to more than 500 liters a month.
  • The best time to water your garden is in the early morning or late evening when it’s cool outside. Watering when it’s hot and sunny is wasteful because most of the water evaporates before the plants have time to drink it.
  • Washing your bike or car with a bucket and sponge instead of a water pipe saves a lot of water. A water pipe can waste 10 liters of water per minute if you leave it running, but using a bucket and sponge only uses a few liters!

Interesting facts about water:

Consider how much water is needed to grow what we eat and drink. According to UNESCO it takes:

  • Between 2,000 and 5,000 litres of water to grow one kilo of rice
  • Over 1,000 litres of water to grow a kilo of wheat
  • Between 2,000 and 11,000 litres of water to grow the feed for enough meat to make a half-pound burger.
  • Between 2,000 and 4,000 litres of water for that cow to fill its udders with a litre of milk.

Also check out : History of rivers