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7 amazing ways to conserve water

Basic need

Water is a need, a want and a basic human right. Yet this basic resource of clean water is not available equally around the world. This grave inequality claims lives every single day, and the problem is getting bigger. If we all knew the ways to conserve water, more of this precious resource would be saved.

Water is the primary medium through which we will feel the effects of climate change.
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If we want to sustain life on earth, then we need to stop wasting water. Planet earth might be called a blue planet, but only 3% of the water is clean drinking water. That’s not a lot given the ever increasing human population.

We need to conserve water as best as we can. Below are some of my suggestions to reduce our water use.

Here are some simple ways to conserve water.

ways to conserve water in kitchen

1 Doing the dishes

2 When cooking

ways to conserve water cooking

Eco tip: Conjee

Did you know drinking boiled rice water is good for you? It’s called conjee and traditionally South & South East Asians have it for breakfast.

ways to conserve water laundry

3 While doing laundry

4 In the bathroom

ways to conserve water showering

Eco statistic: Leaky loos

Leaky loo wastes between 200 and 400 litres of water per day – that’s a jaw dropping 72,000 to 146,000 litres of water wasted every year – from just one leaking toilet – water wise

ways to conserve water in the garden

5 While gardening

Eco tip: Water saving devices

Water companies send out water saving devices for free. Check your local water company’s website on water saving devices to see what’s on offer.

6 Your wardrobe

You probably don’t associate water with your clothes. But to produce any kind of textile, water is super important. From growing fibers to manufacturing and even to recycling -water is necessary. So, here are some of the ways to conserve water with your wardrobe.

Growing the cotton & dyeing the materials for one pair of jeans & one t-shirt can use up to 20,000 litres of water. It would take you over 13 years to drink this amount!
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My choice:

When you compare inorganic cotton vs. organic cotton, Organic cotton reduces water consumption by 92%. This is because of how Organic cotton is farmed, irrigated and manufactured. This is one of the biggest reasons why I choose to work with Organic cotton for things I make. 

7 The big water companies

Around 3 billion litres of water is wasted by the water companies every single day because of leaky pipes. Even with the government issuing fines, this problem is actually getting worse every year. The reasons for this are so complex and beyond my understanding of why the water companies aren’t able to fix all the leaky pipes.

So, if you spot a water leak, write / tweet / call your water company immediately. Don’t leave it to someone else to do it.

If it happens repeatedly at the same spot, escalate the issue. Complain till it gets sorted.

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Eco tip: Find your supplier

Use this link to find your water supplier by using the postcode: Find your supplier | Water UK

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