March 22nd, 2017
While we sit in front our computer screens, often we see news of droughts coming from different corners of the country. We get angry and start posting comments on social media to help the drought-affected people or to conserve water. But have we ever given a thought to saving water within the cosy comfort of our homes?
Probably not, just because we are getting 24/7 access to it and not experiencing the scarcity. This is where we all are going wrong. If this continues, a day will come when even we will be reeling under the crisis.
To avert such a situation, we must become pre-activists, take cognisance on the matter of water conservation and bring a change even in the smallest of activities we practice at home. On World Water Day, let us start saving water and make a difference, because, every drop matters.
In this video by Tata Tea Jaago Re, we see how even a simple change in our regular practice can help save a lot of water. Let us all awaken before the consequences take a harder toll on us. Most people drink their tea and leave their used cups in the sink for a couple of hours before washing it off. If they stop such practice and wash their cups before they dry up, they would use upto 50% less water in comparison to washing them later. Similarly, many such practices if adopted, will end up saving a lot of water.
Here are some other ways we can practice every day to conserve water
Keep all the taps tightly closed so that no water is wasted
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
Instead of letting all water pour down the drain, stick a bucket near the shower so that some is saved and can be used for watering plants or washing cars
If there is a leakage issue with the pipes, get it fixed immediately
Keep your shower times short
Keep the tap closed while shaving
Fill up your sink with water instead of letting it run the whole time that you’re scrubbing your dishes
Every time you flush a cigarette butt, facial tissue or another small bit of trash, five to seven gallons of water is wasted
Don’t let the tap run while you clean vegetables
Use a bucket to wash your car, do not use a hose from which water will continue to gush out.
If we use start adopting these simple practices then we would end up saving a good amount of water. Let us all wake up to the reality and save every drop of water before the day arrives when will be yearning for water.
Share your opinion on how you are going to help save water every day.
With your help today, India can
nurture future sportspersons.
Petition the HRD Ministry to make
sports a compulsory subject in
schools. Sports is education too.