We all are aware of the phrase “Water is Life”. But how many of us are working towards saving water. Water scarcity is becoming a huge problem globally.
Water scarcity is the lack of freshwater resources to meet the standard water demand. Humanity is facing a water crisis due to unequal distribution – some regions are wet while some are dry.
Why has drinking water been a global crisis?
It is important to mention that two-thirds of the worldwide population live under severe water scarcity conditions at least one month of the year. Half a billion people in the world face severe water scarcity all year round.
The United Nations has long been addressing the global crisis created by insufficient water supply to satisfy basic human needs and growing demands on the world’s water resources to meet human, commercial and agricultural needs.
How is the situation in India?
More than half of the population has no access to safe drinking water, and about 200000 people die every year because of lack of access to safe water. India is currently facing the biggest crisis in its history. Approximate 82% of rural households are running their life without piped water supply.
Are we all ready to save water from now?
Yes, we all should conserve water. Conserving water is essential because it keeps water pure and clean while protecting the environment. Saving water means using our water supply wisely and be responsible.
Apart from reusing the water; there are many other ways to save water like below:
Use an aerator and/or a water flow-reducer attachment on your tap to reduce your water usage.
When brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you are actually brushing. Use short bursts of water for cleaning your brush. (This saves about 80% of the water normally used.
Think about fitting a water butt to collect rainwater off your roof. Water butts usually store about 200 litres of water. As well as being better for watering your plants, using rainwater in the garden reduces the amount of treated water you use.
If you’re up for greywater recycling, capturing the runoff from your dishwasher or washing machine in a reservoir or large plastic bins means you can flush toilets, water gardens, or even wash the dog without having to use more potable water!
As Water day is approaching, we hope all of you will start thinking about saving water from today itself. Let’s take a pledge on the upcoming water day to conserve water as much as possible then only we will be able to survive. Our generations will learn the value of water and make a practice of saving water.
Source From : Krishi Jagran