Water Conservation in the Home
From cooking meals to practising basic hygiene and keeping the house clean, we use plenty of water at home every day. Most of the time, we simply proceed with these tasks without ever thinking about the volume of water being used, but perhaps it would be no harm to pause and consider this first.
This infographic from Nature’s Water looks at the different ways in which you can easily cut down on water consumption in your home. For example, wait until your washing machine or dishwasher is almost full before turning it on, as these use the same amount of water irrespective of being full or nearly empty. When brushing your teeth or shaving, don’t leave the tap flowing the whole time. For showering, buy a low-flow showerhead that will use far less water without compromising on performance.
Indeed, if you have the finances to do so, it may be worth upgrading some of your household appliances, as newer models are often far more efficient than old appliances. For instance, an old dishwasher would typically use 16 gallons of water in one cycle, whereas a modern, energy-efficient version might use no more than 5 or 6 gallons.
Find out more about saving water at home in the infographic below.