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7 amazing ways to save water at home

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 and the demand for goods.

Here are 7 ways to save water at home :

Ways to save water at home
ways to conserve water in kitchen

Doing the dishes

With food

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.

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With laundry

In the bathroom

ways to save water at home - showering

Leaky Loos

A leaky toilet cistern can waste between 200 & 400 litres of water per day. That’s 72,000 to 146,000 litres of water wasted per year – water wise

ways to conserve water in the garden

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.

With 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!
ways to conserve water wardrobe

My choice:

Organic cotton consumes 92% less water than inorganic cotton. This is because of how Organic cotton is farmed, irrigated and manufactured. This is one of the biggest reasons why my leggings are made from Organic cotton.

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With community action

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.

Even though this is technically not one of the ways to save water at home, being proactive in getting issues fixed will help us in the longer run.

Eco tip: Find your supplier

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

With so many different ways to save water at home, find two or three ideas you can implement straight away. Start with the easy wins always. And tell everyone you are doing this. Boasting is not bad in this respect, as you are increasing your circle of influence.

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