Water Conservation

Discussion in 'Finding, Purifying, and Storing Water' started by iamawriter, May 16, 2017.

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  1. iamawriter

    iamawriter Well-Known Member
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    Water shortage is a global phenomena and so is water wastage. If only individuals saved just one litre a day there would be enough water and more the world over. But that is not happening.

    Water can be conserved by repairing all leaking taps, closing the taps while brushing teeth and opening it only when it is needed. Some have this bad habit of opening the tap and keeping it that way until the job is done.
    Same applies while washing dishes.
    Water that comes from wash basins, bathrooms and kitchen sinks should be channelised to trees and not sent to drainage pipes.
    Having pits in compounds for water to seep in during the monsoon season will help improve levels in reservoirs rather than let it go to sea.
    Water harvesting is yet another way to ensure we have enough of it to cater to our needs.
    These are a few measures that will definitely help tide over the water crisis
     
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  2. Keith H.

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    You won't find country people doing this if they supply their own water. Wastage is a city thing. Nothing is wasted here.
    Keith.
     
  3. iamawriter

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    I should have added drip irrigation then which is what those living in villages should resort to. Having said that surely a leaking tap is not exclusive to city dwellers.
     
  4. Keith H.

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    Yes it is. When you are on tank water you can't afford to have a dripping tap!
    Keith.
     
  5. iamawriter

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    Do you have drip irrigation?
     
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    I posit that the problem of water shortage is not necessarily availability rather its location. He only governments can desist from inappropriate projects and corruption as well as setbe their defence budgets to construct massive engineering water works to supply deficient areas. Desalinization plants are also a good intervention as is the case in Israel.
     
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  7. Keith H.

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    No drip irrigation. The gardens are boxed & mulched & we have a good deep dam plus a garden water tank. We did try drip irrigation at one stage but it was not very successful. We may try it again later if we need to with a higher tank & more water pressure.
    Keith.
     
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