Ken Lucianin and many other people need to write articles about conserving water, hoping that it will have an impact on the ones who do not perceive that we are seriously running out of it.
Leonardo da Vinci once said:
“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Ken agrees and asks: “Why is it necessary to explain this self-explanatory quote over and over again?” “How did we come to the point where we need to be concerned if we’re going to have clean rivers or rivers at all and drinkable water?” Since we are running out of clean water or water in general, we should all take care of the way we use it.
Why conserve water?
Excessive usage of water is not good in any way. Apart from saving you some money, conserving water can prevent pollution of our rivers, lakes and local watersheds. If the sewer system is overloaded, it can cause untreated sewage to flow to rivers or lakes. Also, if you conserve water it can prevent greenhouse gas emissions.
Conserve water at home
There are all kinds of different ways that will help reduce the amount of water you use at home. Here are some of Kenneth’s tips:
Don’t wash your clothes until you have a full load because that is the most water-efficient choice. But if you really need to do your laundry and you have a partial load then try to adjust water levels to match the load size.
First of all, you should take shorter showers. Turn off the shower after soaping up and turn it on again to rinse. You may also want to consider having a shower timer. Ken’s showers take around four minutes.
Every once in a while check your faucets, pipes and toilets for leaks. Some leaks are easy to be spotted but there are leaks that need some effort to locate. Try drying your sinks and tubs and if you spot wetness after an hour, then you’ve found a leak. Leaks can waste a lot of water.
Washing your car
Soapy water in a bucket is what you want to use when washing your car. Use the hose only to rinse! This can help conserve a lot of water too.
Driveways and sidewalks
Use a broom to clean your sidewalk or driveway and remove any dry matter. If it needs more cleaning, use a bucket of water or maybe even wait for the rain; it’s not always necessary to use a hose.
Water your plants only when there hasn’t been enough rain. You should do it in the morning or in the evening so that the water doesn’t evaporate immediately. Also, consider using a trigger nozzle on your hose- that way, you’ll prevent excessive water usage.
Start conserving water
Just a few easy ways to conserve water are presented in this blog and hopefully most of you are already practicing this kind of responsible behavior. Conserving water has become essential in all regions, and Ken Lucianin is asking you to spread the word about these extremely easy ways of helping ourselves and our planet.
Check out this video for more water conservation tips!