Water is the source of life and the most important liquid in our ecosystem; without it, no plants, insects, animals, or even you can survive. It is important that we are mindful of water’s power and that we remember to care for this pure, sacred substance. It is encouraged for all people in the world to conserve water as much as possible.
When you take a shower, when you brush your teeth, or when you wash your face, the products you use go down the drain and into our water system. If these products contain harmful chemicals, the chemicals will contaminate the water that Mother Nature needs to flourish. This disrupts our ecological system. Think about it: If a plant drinks contaminated water, an animal will eat the contaminated plant. If a fish swims in contaminated waters, we humans will eat the contaminated fish, which can lead to serious diseases.
Here are some ways in which we can save water:
- Filter your tap water.
Use a filtered water bottle or a filtered water pitcher. This helps to limit the amount of clean water that is being taken directly from fresh water sources before it has a chance to nurture life. Water bottle companies take water directly from the spring, cutting the cycle short before it can reach plants and animals.
- Use non-toxic household products.
Replace your cleaning supplies and your laundry detergent with clean alternatives. If you need to use chemical-based household products, make sure they don’t go down the drain. Dispose of cleaning solvents, pool chemicals, paints, and insecticides in the trash instead of down the drain.
- conserve and reuse water
Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or washing your face.
Take shorter showers. Wash only full loads of laundry; -Replace inefficient appliances, such as toilets, showerheads, etc.s, with more water-efficient models.
Collect rainwater from your roof in rain barrels and reuse it to water your garden.
Rinse vegetables in a dish of water, and then dump that water on your houseplants or garden.