One of the many things we take for granted in life is water. The human body can live only a few days without water so it could be argued that it may be the most important thing in our lives.
Well, many people are beginning to see the light and conservation is starting to become much more important. Consider this, if we don’t take care of the natural resources of our planet, there may come a day when we won’t have clean, safe, water to drink.
So what is water conservation?
This simply means doing everything possible to reduce water waste. Drinking water comprises only about one percent of all the water on the earth so resources are not unlimited as some people seem to feel.
You see, humans aren’t the only organisms that require water. Animals and plants are similar to humans in their basic needs. And what about the ecosystem? If a lake is dry, what happens to the fish? The other animals that come to drink the water?
So this is actually a matter of life and death.
Here are a few ways to conserve water.
Some simple things you can do include not running the water while you are brushing your teeth and taking showers rather than baths.
Don’t water your yard every day because you enjoy the immaculate grass, cut it back to once or twice a week. In my neighborhood, we are instructed by the city to water no more than twice a week for an hour each time. And yet, many of my neighbors water every day, sometimes twice a day.
And what about the household appliances? Many people wash clothes with only a few items in the machine. Even though you set it for small load, this is still a huge waste of water.
Another appliance mishap occurs with the dishwasher. Running a dishwasher without a full load is again, very wasteful and should be avoided.
And what about leaks? Did you know that a drip from your faucet left unattended can amount to 3000 gallons of water lost in one year! Fix all faucet, water heater and toilet leaks immediately or call a professional to do it for you.
Remember your children and grandchildren will need fresh, clean drinking water when they are older. Ensure you leave them plenty!
Joe Rainford is an Ocala Plumbing contractor from Ocala, Florida. He has been in business for over 30 years and is known throughout the town as Joe The Plumber. You can reach him 24 hours a day at his website or call him at (352) 390-5700.