What Is Water Conservation?
Water conservation refers to reducing the usage of water and recycling of waste water for different purposes such as cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation. Water conservation is: Any beneficial reduction in water loss, Goals use or waste. The goals Improvedconservation efforts practices follows: of water water management include as Sustainability. reduce or enhance thefor future generations, that To ensure availability beneficial the withdrawal ofwater. water from an ecosystem should not use of fresh exceed its natural replacement rate. Energy conservation. Water pumping, delivery, and wastewater treatment facilities consume a significant amount of energy. Minimizing human water use helps to preserve fresh water habitats for local wildlife and migrating waterfowl, as well as
Water is essential to life on earth. We need water to grow food, keep clean, provide power, control fire, and last but not least, we need it to stay alive!
People use water in many different ways, we need it to survive. Why Save Water?
When you use water wisely, you help the environment. You help preserve drinking water supplies. And you ease the burden on wastewater treatment plants—the less water you send down the drain, the less work these plants have to do to make water clean again.
To provide enough clean fresh water for people, water is cleaned at drinking water treatment plants before it is used. And after water is used, it is cleaned again
Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks. Read the house water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is to leak. It's easy and inexpensive a insulate your water pipes with pre-slit foam pipe insulation. You'll get hot water faster plus avoid wasting water while it heats up.
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Obtain showerheads, faucet aerators and toilet flappers to help you use water efficiently Install a faucet and reduce the use of water in the bathroom. Faucet aerators reduce output from 2.5 gpm to 1.5 gpm! This
Conservation of Water In Washrooms.
Fact: Running water while shaving or brushing teeth, wastes more water than what one person needs for an entire week. Turn off the water when you soap your hands and turn it back on once your done. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush There is no need to keep the water running while brushing your teeth. Just wet your brush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing
Turn off the water while shaving. Fill half a glass with water to rinse your razor. Saves three gallons each day.
Fact: A family of 4 uses 881 gallons of water per week just to flush their toilet. the toilet as an Stop using
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water saver version. Ø Better yet use compost toilet.
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ashtray or wastebasket. Some people flush away tissues and other bits of trash in the toilet. Using a wastebasket will save all thoseagallons of water that A v Fill half gallon container. otherwise go wastefully down plastic bottle filled partially with the drain. sand, or gravel pebbles, whatever is handy. Better off take a the container or brick in Place brick. the tank of the toilet. Carefully lower it into the water. Replace the lid of Flush away. It has been reported the tank. that a sealed half gallon container will save half a gallon on each flush. Your family of 5 will save 350 gallons (1325
Fact: A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 tonBathing: 40 gallons of Take shorter showers n Catch the water while the water.
One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. Replace shower head with water savers that use 2.5 gpm or less. Do not take baths. The typical bath uses over 50 gallons of water. Consider collecting excess water for use on house plants.
shower is warming up to water plants Turn water off while you are soaping up
Fact: 15-20% of all water consumed in the home is used in the laundry, making this room a high consumer of not only water but also energy and detergents.
Use cold water. n Buy front loader machine.
Only use the washing machine and the dishwasher when you can put on a full load. It wastes both water and energy to run only a half full machine.
Conserving Water in the Kitchen.
Wash all dishes at once. Then rinse all at once.
Misuse Of Water; Facts In Kitchen
Typical dishwasher uses between 8 and 15 gallons per load. High efficiency washer use around 6. The Dishwasher is about 1.4% of typical water use. One drip per second from a faucet will waste 2,700 gallons per year. The faucets in your bathroom and kitchen sinks generally use about 2.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm).
If you wash dishes by hand (the best way), don't leave the water running for rinsing. If your have a double-basin, fill one with soapy water and one with rinse water. If you have a single-basin sink, gather washed dishes in a dish rack and rinse them with a spray device or a pan full of hot •Keep a bottle of water. drinking water in the refrigerator. This beats the wasteful habit of running tap water to cool it for drinking. Saves 200 •Don't let the faucet to 300 gallons a month. you clean run while vegetables. Rinse them in a filled sink or pan. Saves 150 to 250 gallons a month. •Don't defrost frozen foods with running water. Either plan ahead by placing frozen items in the refrigerator overnight
A garbage disposal wastes lots of water. n Compost instead. n This will also reduce solid waste in waterlines by 50% or more.
§ Dispose of hazardous materials properly! One quart of oil can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water, effectively eliminating that much water from our water supply.
Conserving Water Outdoors
Use Rain barrels for garden water
Use a sponge and bucket of water to clean your car rather than a hose. If you use the hose, ensure you use a shut off nozzle so the water is not constantly running. This simple practice can save as much as 150 gallons when washing a car. Better yet, use a waterless car washing system; there are several brands, such as EcoTouch, which are now on the market. Use a broom and bucket of water for washing down the patio rather than a steady flow of water from the hose.
Check faucets and pipes for leaks A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.
Water lawns before 8 a.m. to reduce evaporation and interference from wind — 25 gallons.
Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Chunks of bark, peat moss or gravel slows down evaporation. Saves 750 to 1,500 gallons a month.
If you have a pool, use a pool cover to cut down on evaporation. It will also keep your pool cleaner and reduce the need to add chemicals. Saves 1,000 gallons a month.
Cut down watering on cool and overcast days and don't water in the rain. Adjust or deactivate automatic sprinklers. Can save up to 300 gallons each time.
If having an evaporative air conditioner direct the water drain line to a flower bed, tree base, or lawn.
Tell your children not to play with the garden hose. Saves 10 gallons a minute. If you allow your children to play in the sprinklers, make sure it's only when you're watering the yard and for a shorter time.
When taking your car to a car wash, a good idea for saving water be having you car washed by one of the many who recycle their wash water.
DEWA and Dubai's Contribution In Water Conservation.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority His Excellency applauded the efforts of Investor Services and their ongoing efforts in water and His Excellency commended the electricity conservation high team spirit evident in the campaigns, and their keenness employees, andin various the on participating stressed importance of making use of the campaigns. media to relate the message of the Authority to all members of
One of the most prominent activities carried out by the Conservation team in the Investor Services section last month was organizing a GCC Water conservation workshop to celebrate Gulf Water Week, under the slogan
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