Speech Essay Ways To Save Water

Why Conserve Water?

We use water daily to water plants, stay alive, wash clothes, provide power, control fire and for many other things. Water is available in plenty on the earth then why we need to conserve water? The reason behind it is that the people on the earth use fresh water faster then it can be naturally replenished. To provide fresh and clean water to people, it is cleaned at water treatment plants and from there it is supplied to residential households for there daily needs. So, we need to conserve water to minimize its wastage. When we save water we are also saving energy because the less water we use, the less energy will be used for pumping and treating water. On the other hand if you less hot water, it will save you on water heating.

What Can I Do To Conserve Water?

Apart from using less water for your daily needs, there are other plenty of ways to conserve water. Just look at the list below as how you can save water by adopting these techniques.

Ways to conserve water in kitchen

  1. When washing dishes by hand, fill the sink basin or a large container and rinse when all of the dishes have been soaped and scrubbed.
  2. Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. In-fact, clean them in the pan of clean water.
  3. Always have the bottle of clean water in the refrigerator, This will help in reducing the running tap water.
  4. Turn off water faucets tightly so they don’t drip.
  5. When you wash dishes by hand don’t left the water running for rinsing.
  6. Re-use the water left over from cooked or steamed foods to start a scrumptious and nutritious soup.

Ways to conserve water in bathroom

  1. Don’t take lengthy showers. Though it may be comforting but it may lead to wastage of water.
  2. Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other such waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
  3. Don’t let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first while waiting `for water to get hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
  4. Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up or runs. Use this water to flush toilets or water plants.
  5. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  6. If you’re taking a shower, don’t waste cold water while waiting for hot water to reach the shower head. Catch that water in a container to use on your outside plants or to flush your toilet.
  7. Install a low water consumption toilet like the Toto cst744s drake toilet. Low water toilets can drastically help reduce water waste.

Ways to conserve water outside

  1. Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation. You can even use a hose water timer to make sure you aren’t using too much water.
  2. Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, and then reuse it to water houseplants.
  3. Collect water from your roof using a rainwater tank to water your garden.
  4. Rather than following a set watering schedule, check for soil moisture two to three inches below the surface before watering.
  5. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.
  6. Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water.
  7. If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
  8. Ask your plumber if he could re-route your gray water to trees and gardens rather than letting it run into the sewer line. Check with your city codes, and if it isn’t allowed in your area, start a movement to get that changed.
  9. When shopping for a new clothes washer, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some of these can save up to 20 gallons per load, and energy too.
  10. Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, and then reuse it to water houseplants.

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Water is necessary for life. Water is needed for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes.

Three-fourth of Earth's surface is covered by water bodies. 97 per cent of this water is present in oceans as salt water and is unfit for human consumption. Fresh water accounts for only about 2.7 per cent. Nearly 70 per cent of this occurs as ice sheets and glaciers n Antarctica and other inaccessible places. Only one per cent of fresh water is available and fit for human use. So it is very important to conserve this precious resource. And yet we are contaminating the existing water resources with sewage, toxic chemicals and other wastes. Increasing population and rapid urbanisation has led to over-use of water resources leading to water pollution and scarcity.

Water scarcity can be defined as a situation when people don't have enough water to fulfil their basic needs. India is one of the many countries that are facing water scarcity today. In Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat, women have to cover long distances on foot in order to get a pot of water. In cities like Bangalore, a family has to spend from Rs. 15 to Rs. 20 to meet their daily water needs. The problem becomes severe during summer months when availability of water decreases again. A recent study has revealed that about 25 per cent of urban population lack the accessibility to fresh water. Also there are several cases of privatisation of water bodies. This often leads to water scarcity in the nearby areas.

There are different methods to deal with water scarcity. Rain water harvesting is the best and most suitable method. Forest and other vegetation cover reduce surface runoff and recharge ground water. So, practise afforestation. We can also promote water conservation through media and by conducting public awareness programmes.

By practising these simple steps we can conserve water and ensure the availability of water to future generations. So don't tarry; start saving each and every drop of water. Let our motto be “Save water, save life, save the world”.

Amrita is a Std IX student at B.M.M. English Medium School, Pampady, Kottayam

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