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11 Basic tips for taking care of water

Every day, water care is one of the main issues regarding the protection of the environment, since, without this vital liquid, human survival is at risk.

Their habits and customs, as well as food and even recreation, would have discouraging consequences.

However, there is much we can do if all generations - children, youth and adults - are actively involved in caring for this important resource.

Therefore, in this blog we list some basic tips to start taking action on the matter:

  1. The first and most obvious, turn off the water. Did you know that an open intake, whether in hand washing, shaving or tooth washing, can waste up to 12 liters of water per minute !?
  2. Also, don't waste water while brushing your teeth; a glass of water will be enough to rinse off the toothpaste.
  3. It is always better to bathe under the stream of the shower instead of using bathtubs. This avoids the waste of all the water that must accumulate instead of a quick bath - no more than 5 minutes - in the shower.
  4. Collect the water in containers or in a bucket with cold water from the shower before the hot water runs out. With it you can water the plants, wash the car or use it in the toilet.
  5. Use ecological toilets with double loads; to use only the water that requires flushing.
  6. Install water storage tanks to take advantage of the rain for domestic use that does not require drinking water.
  7. Wash the car, patios and sidewalks only with a bucket, instead of using the hose. This can save up to 12 liters of water per minute.
  8. At Christmas, do not buy moss or hay, as they help us conserve water in the soil.
  9. If you are going to wash the dishes, turn off the water. Dampen and soap the dishes first, then turn on the tap and finish cleaning them.
  10. Check your home's plumbing system, avoid water losses.
  11. Avoid the use of non-biodegradable detergents that contaminate the water that goes to the pipe so that it is easily recycled.
  12. Do not use exfoliants in the shower with micro plastics that cannot be biodegraded.

Implement these and other actions as part of your lifestyle, your style of drinking water has a significant impact on the rest of the planet and life on it.

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