Water Crisis is a serious problem the world is facing today!
How to save water in your home.
Bathroom accounts for the biggest portion of water usage in your home, you can help fighting it from your home.
We will give you some facts about water usage in the bathroom and some tips to overcome them.
Here is some facts:
-Bathroom consumes the most water at least 65% of total indoor water used at home.
-17% this amount is used for showering.
-Each week, an average family of 4 uses 3335L of water just by flushing the toilet.
-A leaky faucet can waste 379L a day.
-You use about 19L of water if you leave the water running while brushing your teeth.
-1 bath can consume 265L.
Now some tips to overcome them:
-Take shorter showers, and have low-flow shower-heads.
-Turn off faucet in the sink while shaving, lathering hands or brushing your teeth (don’t wait the running waterloo get warm when washing your hands).
-Install a dual-flush toilet (you can adjust your need).
-Do not use the toilet as a waste basket (if you throw tissues, dental floss etc… on it, you will need more water to flush).
Just like your bathroom, your kitchen is a room where water plays main role (preparing meals and washing the dishes are the main activities in the kitchen, and they both need water).
So although kitchen does not account for the biggest consumption of household water, you can do significant water saving from there.
Here are some facts:
-Average household needs about 19L of water per day to prepare meal.
-Hand dish-washing can use 113L.
-Automatic dishwasher can use 56L.
Here is some tips:
-Cleanly scrape off the residual food before washing the dishes or putting them in the dishwasher.
-Clean vegetables or fruits in a pan of water (NOT under a running faucet), and you can reuse the water for cleaning purpose or watering your plant.
-Fill a jar of drinking water, so you don’t have to run the tap every time you need water.
-If you are boiling water for coffee or tea, fill the pot with only as much water as you need, if there is still leftover, cool the water in a basin to water your plants. You also can do this with the used water from steaming or boiling in cooking.
-Run your dishwasher only with full load.
-You will also need water efficient faucets (we will talk about that in an other post)
Laundry washing therefore uses much water, the second after water use in the bathroom.
Lot of action has been taken to halt this crisis becoming worsened. And you could do your part – from your home, through your wash machine. Learn how an eco friendly washing machine should be.
Australian use 22% of household water just to do the laundry. If you care about the environment, then try to look for a water and energy efficient wash machine, plus find eco-friendly detergent (see previous post). That is the tips of saving water in the laundry room.
Standard washing machine use 155L of water per load, but a high efficient washing machine use less than 105L of water, making a water saving of 22715L a year for an average family. So much can a water saving wash machine helps the environment! As wash machine is the only instrument concern with laundry, here are some few wise words from the laundry room:
-Operate automatic clothes washers only when they are fully loaded or set the water level for the size of your load.
-Use an eco friendly washing machine.
-As much as possible wash with cold water.