Water is a free gift of nature. Its usage is unlimited and it’s one of the blessings endowed upon man by his creator which he can never pay for its service. There are several means of getting water for domestic usage. Ranging from rain water, river water, spring water, well water, tap water to sachet water. We utilize these resources without thinking of its scarcity. Do you believe water can be a scarce resources? Several economics and environmentalists have predicted the scarcity of this resources long time ago. It’s imperative for us to make judicious use of the available one pending the time being. An average human being used nothing less than 50litres of water per day aside from drinking. He washed his laundry, Plates, cooking food, bathing and other domestic uses. Imagine you are being charged for each litre of water used, how conservative will you be?
Remember man is the custodian of nature, you are not the only living being that needs water. Don’t be selfish and cause harm to other creatures. It is incumbent upon you to device a means to minimize your usage of water.
Here is a list of ways to conserve water for sustainable utilisation:
1.Collecting rain water:
By collecting water diligently, you are equally able to educate the members of your household about how much water they use. Everyone can participate in the process of collecting and redistributing water among your household. This might make them think twice about their usage, and hence, judicious use.
Benefits of collecting rain water includes:
→ It Saves Time and Money
You don’t have to fetch or create time in order to store water. You can with ease filter out the dirties or impurities from the water and it can be used for purposes like gardening, crop irrigation, watering livestock, laundry, and flushing toilets. As this method is really simple or easy and does not require any advanced equipment or hi-tech water purifiers, it is also an extremely budget-friendly option. If you are the type that lives in a mountain ecosystem, you will appreciate this method of collecting rain water because it will save you the stress of fetching. The demand for water usually lead to treatment of water from water works before it gets delivered to your door step. Collecting water reduces this demand and also help reduce the amount of Carbon monoxide emitted by machine during the purification and that of the truck that delivers the water. Fill up always reusable water bottles daily with rainwater and bring it with you. That’ll impurities save money by not buying drinks throughout the day. Plus, it’s good for your body.
→ It Maintains the Ecological Balance
We are the custodian of nature. We owe a lot to our environment. We use almost 35% of water for domestic usage and it goes on from flushing of toilets, washing cars, irrigating to garden, bathing and so on. Rain water can be collected and used for these activities. Collecting it will help to reduce the amount of surface run offs and maintain other ecological processes.
→ It Promotes Optimal Usage of Water
Collecting rainwater provides us an alternative source of water that promotes an optimal usage of water. Mankinds tend to use tap-water and purified water for several purposes that one can carry out with rainwater as well. With this, we can ensure that we utilize this natural resource in an optimal way and also limit the wastage which occurs almost on our daily basis. Hence, it is very important to use this technique which will make sure that we are not devoid of this precious natural resource.
2.Re-use of Water: Ensure you store water used for laundry for future use. These can be used in flushing toilets and washing dirty surfaces of tiles in bathroom. Collected waste water can also be used in damping your surroundings to reduce dust. This will contribute to an healthy lifestyle. Some grasses are resistance and can serve as cover to reduce surface runoffs. These water can be used to keep them green and make your surroundings look nice.
If you have a garden, or even just some household plants, there’s yet another reason to collect and use your waste water
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