Conserve water...

HOW CAN YOU SAVE WATER?
As individuals, we can also contribute to efforts being made by following some dos and don’ts. It’s not for nothing that old adages like “waste not, want not” and “small drops make an ocean” were created. Some suggestions are given below.
Economize; don’t use more water than is necessary.
Ensure that all water outlets are closed properly after use.
Avoid running water when shaving, brushing teeth and washing. Use mugs.
Leaks in your home’s plumbing must be promptly attended to by sealing them. Get a plumber if necessary.
Use taps fitted with aerators.
Use a water-efficient washing machine.
Avoid leaving water running when washing clothes, vessels, etc. Use buckets or basins if possible.
Take showers, not long self-indulgent baths.
Install small showerheads. You’ll still get sufficient water for a good shower.
Wherever possible, recycle used water to water your garden or indoor plants.
If you’re blessed with a garden, opt for drip irrigation to water your plants and revolving, mobile sprinklers for your lawn.
Don’t throw away left over drinking water in bottles. Water some plants with it.
If your toilets are fitted with old large capacity flush tank cisterns, place a plastic bottle filled with water inside. This will reduce the quantity of water used to flush the toilet.
If you’re installing a new cistern, opt for the double flush one. This offers two options of low and high quantities of water needed to flush, depending on the need.
If you’re installing new toilets, install composting toilets and dry urinals.
Implement rainwater-harvesting techniques.
Support and/or participate in public–private partnership endeavors in water conservation projects

EFFICIENT WATER USE =================
IN THE HOUSE
one can connect the sink straight to the toilet sistern and so use the water twice ,first to have a shave and then to flush the toilet also if you bend the ball valve you can regulate the level of the sistern and always have your grey water and black water seperate so that the sink and shower water goes directly into the garden saving on irregation and at the same time ,making the sewage smaller and easier to deal with ,this also goes and iregates the garden but via a sitern of two compartments and a french drain ,on which you plant trees,
ON THE LAND
economic systems of irregation like drip irregation and design using a lot of stone walls ,that condense water in the night and planting leafy plants for the same purpose building wind breaks ,to counter act the drying effects of the wind and farm towards agro forestal ,using as many trees as posible to limit evaporation .using shade nets before we have tree cover
SAVE WATER CAMPAIGN =========================
ONLY SOURCE OF CLEAN WATER IS RAIN WATER
IRRIGATION IS A CRITICAL FACTOR IN CROP PRODUCTION
DRINKING WATER BECAME SCARCE
RAIN IS A NATURAL SOURCE OF IRRIGATION
RAIN FALL IS RESTRICTED TO MERE 100 DAYS
RAIN WATER REACHES SEA WITHIN 48 HOURS
GROUND WATER STATUS IS FAST DEPLETING
CATCHMENT AREAS HAD BECOME UNCOVERED
CHANGING LIFE STYLE DOES’NT ALLOW WATER TO PERCOLATE
THIRD WORLD WAR WILL BE FOR WATER
CULTIVATION OF CROPS/VARIETIES ACCORDING TO THE MINIMUM WATER AVAILABILITY EXPECTED
ADDITION OF K TO WITHSTAND DROUGHT
SUMMER PLOUHING
MULCHING
ADOPTING HI-TECH PRACTICES
Simple Steps to Save Water at Home =========================
Reducing water use should start at home. By following a few simple steps, a family of four can save 50,000 to 100,000 gallons of water a year. That’s a lot of water. As a bonus, they will also be saving energy. We need to save water because: We have a limited amount. It is costly to pump, move, and purify. is easy to reduce our water use in the home. Twelve Simple Tips to Save Water at Home 1. Turn off the waterwhile brushingyour teeth. Wet your toothbrushand half fill aglass. Use that water to rinse. 2. Take shorter showers.Limit your showers tofive minutes orless. 3. If you take a tubbath, only use about 5 inches of water. 4. Do not let the waterrun when washingyour hands. 5. Check your toilet for leaks • How can you find out if your toiletis leaking? Put 3 or 4 drops offood coloring in the toilet tank.Leave the toilet alonefor about one hour thencheck the toilet bowl.If the color shows up inthe bowl, you have a leak. • Usually leaks are caused by abroken flush valve. You can get acheap and easy to install valve atyour local hardware store. 6. Repair leaky faucets. One drippingfaucet can use up to25 gallons of watera day. Checkfaucetsinside andoutside for leaks. 7. Wash full loads of clothes. • If you wash smaller loads, adjustthe load size. • Handwash several items at onetime. 8. Use a pan or sink of water to washand rinse dishes.Don’t rinsedishes under arunning faucet. Water plantswith the usedrinse water. 9. Set automatic dishwashers to thewater saving or short cycle. 10. Keep a bottle or pitcher ofdrinking water in therefrigerator. Don’t run thefaucet to get cold water. 11. Use a small pool for outdoor playinstead of the water hose. Playingwith the hose or sprinkler on a hotday is fun but it uses a lot of water. 12. Catch water that runs while waitingfor it to get warm (orcold). Use the wateryou save to waterplants and forhousehold cleaning. 13. Add a little exercise and save waterby cleaning driveways,sidewalks and patios with a broom instead of a hose.Originally prepared in January 2000 by Linda Heaton, Textiles and Environment Specialist; and Denise Hoffman, Jenny Cocanougher and KimberlyHenken,

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