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Why Saving Water for Summer Is Key

Knowing that the world is almost 70% covered by water, one would wonder why there's a need for water conservation efforts and programs. The fact is the majority of it is undrinkable ocean water, and salt water is not easily converted into drinkable usable water. Consumer use water is slowly and steadily depleting, and it is important to conserve throughout the year especially before the summer months.

conserve-waterWhy Save Water

Many countries simply do not have enough water to sustain their societies and way of life unless serious water conservation programs and techniques are applied immediately. Water waste is a major international issue, and some countries are already suffering droughts. Many cities and states within America have penalties for overuse of water. Not only will it require a huge water bill it also includes a hefty fine for going over your monthly allowance of gallons.

When Should We Save Water

The best time to save this very much needed natural resource would be during the fall, spring, and winter months. This way summer use would be a little less taxing on our society. We use more water in the summer months because of the heat. It is critical to saving water before summer comes around because it is hotter and the climate is often also humid.

When the climate is hot, the atmosphere changes and the need for more hydration becomes greater. Our bodies dehydrate faster, crops and landscaping dry up faster, and we use more water to cool off for the recreational reason during the summer months.

If we are conserving water beforehand, we will not have to use an excess amount of water when the summer months arrive to maintain our lifestyles, and we can still use the same amount of water that we used in the other seasons of the year. Using water that was stored up and conserved beforehand will ultimately contribute to a worldwide effort to end international droughts.

This effort combined with other conservation programs would help us greatly since many of our countries are already suffering. It is even more pertinent that we follow some of the seven highlighted methods for conservation that are outlined below. These methods do not require any special type of equipment or any scientific knowledge just a little effort and a little bit of know-how to avoid water waste.

world-water-conservationHow Can We Conserve Water

1. A Drop in the Bucket

This first method requires saving water that has accumulated during the night, more specifically dew. Use a squeegee to remove "night water" or dew from car and home windows outside. This is done by scraping the water into a bucket and using that bucket of water to water plants and vegetables in your garden instead of using the garden hose.

2. Shut It Off

The most common method of conserving water is simply to not use too much of it. When brushing your teeth or washing your face turn the water off when you're not using it. It's that simple.

3. Curb Appeal

This method is for the distinguishing homeowner. You want your property to look stunning at all times. That's fine but you can water your lawn on certain days rather than every day. Choose two to three days a week to water your lawn. Water your lawn in the evening. That way the water will be preserved and be more effective during the cold night air eliminating the need to use it in excess.

4. Let It Snow

rain-barrel-collection-systemThis method is similar to the dew drop method. You simply save snow in buckets and plastic bins. When the snow melts you can use it for all of your outdoor and indoor watering needs. The only downside to using this method is having plenty of storage space to store your harvested water.

5. Call The Plumber

Check your plumbing. If you have a slow leak or a faucet that tends to leak for a little while after using it you may need to consult a plumber. Have it repaired as soon as possible. A slow leak can add up to a lot of excess water usage.

6. Unleash the Rain

A rainy season has huge benefits in the quest for conserving water before the summer months. You can harvest every drop of rain for various uses. Depending on the amount you harvest, you can use it to water crops, foliage, and landscaping. You can even use several buckets of fresh clean rain water to wash your car!

7. Silence Your Throne

If your toilet tends to make noise for a long time after flushing, you may need to consult a plumber. If you have to jiggle the handle every time you use the toilet to silence the noise, then it is time to consult a plumber. Plumbing mishaps and problems unknowingly can use a lot of excess water.

These subtle methods of conserving water during the winter, spring and fall months will definitely make your summer time water bill easier to handle. Not only will it benefit you and your wallet, but you will be contributing to a worldwide effort to conserve and appreciate this desperately needed precious natural resource.

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