Water is the most important element for living things other than air. There are several ways to save water which includes:
1. Check your faucets and pipes for any leaks:
It is important to look for faucets and pipes for any leaks if it is older one. If you found any leaks then replace it with the new one as it may waste 20 gallons or even more per day.
2. Not to use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket:
It’s suggested not to put any waste paper or tissues that you have used into the toilet bowel. As it may absorbs a few gallons say as six to eight gallons of water while you are flushing the bowl.
3. Taking of short shower and low-flow faucet & pipes:
Taking of normal shower will uses around 5 to 10 gallons of water a minute. You can save few gallons of water by limiting your shower by reducing the time take to soap up, wash down and rinse off.
4. Check your toilet for leaks:
Toilet leaks have to be checked and replaced. It may save more gallons of water through leakage from toilet.
5. Convert your toilet to flush low:
Place a plastic bottle of water in the tank to save a few gallons of water for every flush. Be sure at least 3 gallons of water remain in the tank so it will flush properly. If there is not enough water to get a proper flush, users will hold the lever down too long or do multiple flushes to get rid of waste. It is necessary to try using of 'save-a-flush' or 'hippo' from your local water board.
6. Turn off the water while brushing and shaving:
We can save water by filling a glass of water for rinsing your mouth and sink for rinsing the razor.
7. Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads:
Automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be fully loaded for optimum water conservation. By using automatic dishwasher and clothes washer, we can save around 25 to 30 gallons of water.
8. Use your garbage disposal carefully:
Garbage disposals use a lot of water to get rid of the garbage and it is completely not necessary to use. By collecting of solid waste in trashcan or collecting it in a compost pile as an alternative method for saving water.
9. Installing of water meter:
It may help in identifying for water leaks in your home. Read the water meter and take note of it, then read it again after 1 or 2 hours without running any water. If it’s showing increase of number means you have leakages in your home.
10. Covering of swimming pool:
It is necessary to cover your swimming pool when not in use. Because open pool will evaporate water and it needs refilling again.
11. Wash you vehicles in the lawn:
Wash the car less often. Wash your car at the car wash as they may consume less water. If you’re washing your car then reuse the water for watering the lawn.
12. Don’t wash the driveway or sidewalk with a hose:
Use a broom to remove dry matter and let the rain wash the rest. Using a hose will only waste water and it won't hydrate anything.
13. Water your lawn only when it needs it:
Watering on a regular basis doesn't allow for cool spells or rainfall which reduces the need for watering.
14. Don't water the trench:
Position your sprinklers so that water lands on your lawn or garden, not in areas where the water is waste.
15. Plant drought-resistant trees and plants:
Many beautiful trees and plants thrive without irrigation.
16. Use mulch on your garden to retain moisture:
Hay, manure, leaves, wood chips, bark, and newspaper will help in retaining of moisture in your garden.
17. Cleaning of vegetables and fruits:
Wash your fruits and veggies in a bowl of water instead of a running faucet. It may prevent waste of water.
18. Drinking water:
If you’re pouring a glass of water, fill it only with the amount you plan to drink; if you filled more than needed then use what’s left to water the plants. Always use the same glass for drinking as you will know the amount to intake. This reduces the use of it.