Here are 15 simple tips to put into practice every day to greatly reduce our water footprint on the planet:
1 Close the taps while brushing your teeth or shaving. This simple foresight saves 6 liters of water every minute .
2 . Decrease shower time. It is really nice to waste some time under the hot water jet but keep in mind that every minute spent in the shower consumes 6 to 10 liters of water , so it is very important to pay attention to the time we use to wash, keeping this in mind, we may even be able to get to work more punctually.
3 Pay attention to the toilet box. The traditional ones have a capacity of 12 liters but the models on the market allow you to choose between a 6 and a 12 jet depending on the needs, for a water saving of about 26,000 liters of water per year .
4 Prefer the shower to the bathroom. Thanks to this care, water consumptioncan be reduced by 75% .
6 Repair the dripping taps. With the intervention of a plumber in a few minutes you can solve a problem that causes the loss of 21,000 liters of water per year for each tap.
7 Use the water from the dehumidifier or the air conditioner for the iron. In addition to saving on the bill, this care extends the life of the appliance being completely free of limestone.
8 Replace old appliances with “Energy star” models. The new washing machines and dishwashers allow you to save 50% of water and to adjust the quantity delivered based on the load.
9 Make washing machine and dishwasher only at full load. This care will result in saving electricity to reduce water consumption by 8200 liters per year .
10 Thaw food in the air or in a bowl. The habit of leaving them under running water wastes six liters per minute .
11 Reuse water removed from the fish tank. It can be used to water the plants as it is rich in fertilizers, as well as saving water, you will see your garden grow as lush as ever.
12 Install a phyto-purification tank in the garden. With this system a small natural purifier with the appearance of a simple flower bed will filter black and gray water to return water resources to be reused for garden irrigation. A plant suitable for this type of purification is the marsh straw , which grows thanks to the substances it removes from dirty water.
13 Put a floating blanket on the pool. Remembering to cover the pool when not in use slows evaporation, allowing you to save from 1000 to 4000 liters of water per month based on the climate zone and the size of the pool.
14. Check the meter regularly. It allows you to pay attention to your consumption, to save water and to notice any losses in time.
15 When you leave close the central tap. To avoid wasting a lot of water in the event of plant breakdowns and to cause damage to walls and structures.