The power of a simple gesture 👏🏻
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Want to be cool and smart? You can save up to 100 litres of water per week and do the best favour to you, your beloved and your planet without any effort.
Clean water is the most important natural resources on earth, we all need it: every human requires water to survive, to cook, to clean and stay clean and to grow the food we eat.
“Save money, save energy...just save water! Start by turning off the faucets whenever you can!”
Have you thought that by saving water you can make an impact? Start by closing the faucets and preventing water run needlessly as you:
👉🏻 wash your hands
👉🏻 wash your face
👉🏻 brush your teeth
As an example, bathroom faucets run at 4-8 liters of water a minute.
Turning off the tap just while you brush your teeth will allow you to save at least 4 liters a day.
Imagine the impact you can do in one year....more than 1400 litres saved per year!✌🏻
Just apply this simple step and you can do a huge impact 😊
Have you considered that energy is required to carry the water to your place?
Every drop of water we use takes energy to be moved, treated or heated.
Simply closing faucets while you brush your teeth will make you save the energy needed to recharge your phone for more than 150 times! That's an impact! 🤩
Want to know more? Below some info for you.
Why clean water is important?
Clean water is the most important natural resources on earth.
As we all know, humans need water to survive: a person may live up to a month without food, but would perish in a few days without adequate intake of water. In addition, all animals and plants require water to survive. As well, some need it as shelter and breeding grounds or also for bathing and removing parasites.
Although almost 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, only much less than 1% of the water on the planet is drinkable and usable. This small amount of freshwater has to be shared among 7 billion inhabitants.
Due to geographic conditions and lack of water treatment capacity, many regions of the world already suffer from the shortage of clean water.
Everyday 780 million people lack basic drinking water access, 1 every 10 people.
Climate change and population increase are and will exert high pressures on freshwater resources more and more.
Anything else I can do?
Of course yes, but we want to make it simple for you. For now just start with this, you can already do a great impact, to yourself and the planet.
We will provide more insights soon..stay tuned 🙌
In case you wish to increase your impact, applying the same logic, close the facet any time it is possible, such as when you wash or rinse dishes or under the shower.
Did you know that saving water also help you save money?
Finally, remember that this allows you to make an impact also to your wallet. Even if the price of water vary in every country, as well as by city, you want to make sure not to flush your money out. 😊
#water #makeanimpact #sustanableliving
Other interesting articles
11 Ways to save water at home - #Forbes How to Measure the GPM Flow Rate of a Faucet or Shower - #The Spruce
How much water is there on Earth - #USGS How much water could you save by swapping from bottled to tap water - #RTL
Save Water and Energy - #EPA, Environmental Protection Agency
Energy: Water is extracted from the wells or rivers and pumped to public treatment plants, and to our homes. Once used, it is treated again. All these steps requires energy. When you use hot water, energy is of course needed to heat it up. Sources for the calculation are EPA and Pacific Institute