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20 Simple Ways for Water Conservation

Comments(16) Sub Category:Water Conservation Posted On: Jul 15, 2010

There are many effective ways to conserve water in and around your home, apartment, villa, office etc. Following are 20 simple ways for water conservation.

  1. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run, while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  2. Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  3. Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.
  4. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
  5. Encourage your family to keep looking for new ways to conserve water in and around your home.
  6. Housing Society or Apartment owners association must adopt rainwater harvesting.
  7. Turning the water off while you lather the soap can save as many as 5 gallons of water each time you wash. Use one glass of water for brushing teeth instead of running the faucet.
  8. In order to reduce the usage of water during toilet flushes, put a One liter bottle filled with water inside each of the flush tanks. This displaces 1-liter volume of water in the tank and thus, saves 1 liter with every full flush.
  9. Use dual piping one pipe for drinking, bathing and utensil cleaning where other pipe will bring in rain water and treated water for toilet, lawns etc
  10. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk and save water every time.
  11. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
  12. Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
  13. A water leak detector or water leak detection system can alert you of any possible plumbing malfunctions in your home or apartment. Even a small leakage can cause huge water losses.
  14. Wash your vehicle with bucket of water and sponge instead of using a hose.
  15. The toilet is one of the sources of where water is wasted unnecessarily. Upgrade your toilet with new water efficient models.
  16. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.
  17. A trained property manager can manage water systems by saving water in the swimming pool, by the proper management of wastewater, by the detection of water leakages etc.
  18. The practice of installing individual water meters on multi-family apartment units and billing based on actual consumption results in water savings of up to 8,000 gallons per year.
  19. Everyday water is wasted, while bathing and for other activities; therefore all new buildings should implement systems to collect and recycle used water.
  20. One must check water usage by maids and domestic helps, since it is they who are the main end users of water in apartments, villas, offices etc.
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16 Responses to “20 Simple Ways for Water Conservation”

  1. Sriram says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this information regarding ways to conserve water. The point about putting a 1 ltr bottle in the flush tank is new. We will implement it at the earliest. Rest of the points we are already doing.

    Keep sharing such useful info.

    Warm regards,

  2. T.Govindan says:

    I agree with Srirams observations.
    I will also experiment with 1 litre bottle filled with water and putting it inside the flush tank to conserve 1 lit of water.. A novel idea… let me see how well it works.

    Thanks for the set of suggestions.


  3. An excellent article. We shall start implementing these ideas.



  4. Hari says:

    Useful article. Going forward we need to have water meters for every appartment. Saving 8000 gallons per year is huge and morever this system will ensure that those who use water inefficiently pay more for it. I believe the cost of meters can be recovered from the amount of water saved.


  5. ajith says:

    Thank you.Its a very usefullarticle.i wish every body puts this to practice.

  6. NIRAJ R PATEL says:

    Thank you very much for the better ways to conserve water. The point about putting a 1 ltr bottle in the flush tank is new. We will implement it at the earliest. Rest of the points we are already doing. Its a very usefull article and hopes every body follows the suggestions puts into practice

  7. latha says:

    The suggestions are great esp the bottle in the tank!

    Few more from my side

    Water the lawn in the late evening.

    Instead of opening the faucet each time to wash hands or any items….just keep a tub of water handy with a small plastic mug. Not sure about statistics…but this will certainly avoid unwanted wastage of water.

    • Murali says:

      Thanks for ideas for saving water, hope all take care.

      The water used for washing of cloths (manuel washing) can be saved in a bucket and
      the same water may be used for toilets cleaning purpose etc. as a recyle.

  8. Guest says:

    nice post!

  9. Water is essential to the body. It replenishes our thirst, and that’s why it must be conserved. There are different ways by which we can conserve water, one of which is using tanks. The storage of clean, potable water must be separated from the ones that are used for laundry, watering plants and others.

  10. You made certain good points there. I did a search on the subject matter and found the majority of people will have the same opinion with your blog.

  11. bhim sharma says:

    -Monitor your water bill
    -put a One liter bottle filled with water inside each of the flush tanks
    -Toilet is one of the source wastes water unnecessarily. Upgrade your toilet with new water efficient models.
    -collect and recycle used water.

  12. jagrati kumra says:

    its a very good article thanks for it

  13. rose wadro says:

    very well clarification!! well thank you!! keep going and help us more!!

  14. Chandrapala Kalahepathiranage says:

    this is a good article.thank you for put this article.

  15. Chandrapala Kalahepathiranage says:

    i agree with this article

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