Water conservation, for that matter conserving anything do not require only big changes but small adjustments that are capable enough to make major impacts. You need not start a huge water conservation campaign to save water but your small everyday actions can do the needful pretty well. Besides elders in the family, children are equally responsible for the water wastage and they can do a lot to save it. Here are some effective and easy tips both elders and children in the family can follow and do their bit to conserve precious water.
Inform your parents regarding leaks you trace
Sometimes parents and elders in the family are too busy that they miss small details like some dripping or leakage happening inside house or out in the garden. In case, children happen to come across any such happening they should at once inform their elders so that they take required action on time and prevents any further water wastage.
Quick showers over long baths
There is no denying that long hot baths feel amazing and have a certain relaxing tone but another truth about them is that they are water hogs. One bath takes a huge amount of water that goes waste. Enjoying it once in a blue moon is fine but not every other day, instead take quick showers that are water efficient. Elders can use some tricks like a timer placed in the bathroom and play some game with children, like whoever comes out fast gets a chocolate or something.
Water saving aerators for faucets and showers
Water efficient aerators for faucets and showers are an extremely intelligent installation some people choose for their homes. They are so efficient that they easily bring down water consumption by 50%. The water conservation that these smart aerators make is not only beneficial for the environment but for you also, as it brings a considerable fall in your utility bills.
No tissues and cotton balls in the shit pot
Some people out of ignorance throw used cotton balls or tissues in the shit pot instead of putting them in a dustbin. Flushing such products require a lot more water than normal causing water wastage. Some even use the pot as an ashtray to flush cigarette butt without realizing how much more water it takes to flush them. Therefore, put them in the bin and never in the pot again.
Turn off the tap while brushing
Sometimes both adults and children make this mistake; let the water flow from the tap while brushing their teeth. It is a sheer wastage of water, and one must avoid it in anyway. Never forget yourself and teach your kids to turn off the tap while they brush their teeth, and only turn it on when they are done brushing and need to gargle. This simple change and adjustment can bring a big difference in your water consumption pattern.
Keep plastic bottles or float booster in your toilet tank
Fill plastic bottle with some sand or pebbles to give it some weight, then fill it with water, screw the lid and put it in the toilet tank. Ensure the bottle does not interfere with the working of mechanism inside and this tip would help you save at least ten or more gallons of water every day.
Water is a necessity, it is scarce, and we human beings are supposed to use water with utmost efficiency. Every drop of water counts, so everybody, be it a kid or an elderly person must take steps towards water conservation.