With droughts in many areas of the world and global water demands forecast to double in the future, it is essential that we do all we can to limit our water consumption and help save the environment.
Although the world contains vast amounts of water, research shows that only 3% of this is freshwater, thus suitable for human consumption.
Considering that 70% of freshwater is locked away in glaciers, the reality that 20% of the population across the world face a shortage of water at least one month a year is no surprise.
The following water saving infographic by Dales Water Services Ltd highlights the many global water issues that currently exist and how these underlying causes are contributing to a significant reduction in freshwater supplies.
Equally as important, the graphic illustrates some simple water saving tips that you can adopt into your everyday life, such as;
- Always turn off taps when not benefiting from the water
- Replace baths with short showers
- Only use the washing machine and dishwasher once it is fully loaded.
- When boiling the kettle only use the required amount of water.
- Add a water butt to your garden, collecting rainwater for gardening use.
- Water saving devices, known as ‘hippos’ can be added to the cistern to reduce excess water use when flushing the toilet – the single biggest consumption of domestic water
- Fix any leaky or dripping household pipes as soon as you spot them
Need to know more on water conservation? Take a look at the infographic below.
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