The importance of water, especially clean, cannot be understated. With many areas across the world going through perennial and severe droughts, it is essential that water is used judiciously, and that every drop saved is every drop that can be used for the future! In a residential setting, the area that is more prone to wastage of water is the kitchen. There are several steps that one can take in order to save more water while in the kitchen, without causing any major disruptions! Let’s take a look at three such simple steps:
At our homes, we often use water to rinse fruits and vegetables before we consume them. Instead of passing it through a vessel with sieves, one can do so in a closed vessel and reuse the leftover water for plants or gardens! Other ways to reuse water is that instead of letting the water run until it gets to your preferred temperature, one can store it and use it at a later stage.
#2. Bottled Water
Instead of using a glass to consume water every time, one can opt for bottled water, which also helps them in tracking how much water have they had. The water wasted on washing glasses also be saved and one would only consume as much water as necessary, instead of throwing away extra water. Make sure to use a reusable bottle!
#3. Regular Maintenance of Pipes and other Plumbing Maintenance
Leaky pipes are a dangerous source of wasting water as sometimes, leakages aren’t even visible until it is too late. Regular maintenance and getting one’s pipes checked is one of the simplest and effective ways to curb water wastage.
To sum it up, saving water in the kitchen is not as hard as it seems, and is a simple, yet significant step when it comes to conserving water on a large scale. Further, for countries that tax water consumption, taking such steps can also reduce their spending, making it all the more worth the effort.