Give your contribution to water saving

There are many things we can do to save water and give our contribution to save and preserve water resources. Here are some suggestions:
I drink tap water!
Prefer tap water to bottled water. Tap water, infact, doesn’t need packaging. Drinking it means reducing the use of petrol to produce plastic bottles. Water then reaches directly our houses without covering not even one metre on the roads: it’s hence “zero kilometre”, saving the environment from emissions of pollutants produced by transport of bottled water on trucks.
Wash, thinking it over!
If you can, prefer showers to having a bath: every time we have a bath we consume up to 150 litres of water; when we have a shower we consume only 50. Use shampoos and soaps sparingly and, if you can, choose the less polluting.
Let’s be clever: avoid wastes
Just one tap left open, as you’re brushing your teeth, brings to a useless consume of about 2,500 litres/per year per person. It’s better therefore to close the tap when you’re brushing your teeth.
Moreover, applying “aerators” which mix air and water to taps you can save up to 6,000 litres per year. Controlling taps and pipes you can avoid dripping and water leaks. A hole of one millimeter in a pipe over 24 hours can entail the loss of 2000 litres of water!
Keep your drain under control!
At home about a third of drinking water ends, litteraly, in the WC drain. At every flush about 6 litres of water are consumed, often, only to discharge a small piece of paper. Hence, use low-flush every time you can or reduce the capacity of the tank. Finally, don’t use WCs as a waste basket for rubbish and avoid throwing cotton buds, paper tissues, absorbent cotton, etc. inside.
Watchword: don’t pollute.
Remember that any type of rubbish thrown in the sea, rivers or lakes can pollute. Don’t throw in the WC polluting substances as medicines, varnishes, solvents or any other type of waste.
ECO: economy or ecology?
In the kitchen we can save from 40 to 80 litres per day using dihswashers only at full load. The same principle can be applied to washing machines unless they have programmes tailored for different loads.
A green thumb for a light blue planet
At home to water flower and plants we can reuse the same water used to wash fruit and vegetables saving 6,000 litres of water per year. In summer it’s better to water plants in the evening as in the hotter hours water would evaporate immediately.

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