Water is a precious resource that must be conserved with care and attention. We can do a lot to save water and safeguard our planet by changing our daily habits and actions.
These actions range from turning off the tap when brushing our teeth to washing vegetables in the sink instead of directly under running water. Let’s see how easy and simple it can be to deal with a challenge that is so important for the environment.
Water, a unique resource to be protected
Most people in the West are fortunate enough to live in countries where running water is not a luxury but the norm, but this should not lead us to use this resource carelessly. Even though public water systems and underground pipes often lose large amounts of water because of their age and bad state of repair, in our own homes we can make our own wise decisions. Here are some tips to help you save water and to make conscious and eco-friendly choices, which will also have positive effects on your water bills.
5 rules for saving water
Since we deal with taps we thought it would be a good idea to draw up a short list of helpful tips relating to the proper use of our taps, which can be used to save water every day:
- Check regularly to make sure that the taps, faucets and pipes of your home are not leaking. A few leaking washers can mean the loss of litres of water every day. if your faucets are damaged by limescale deposits or wear and tear over the years, you can easily solve the problem by replacing them or by fixing them with some of the spare parts we supply.
- Avoid high temperatures when you are in the shower and turn off the flow of water while you are soaping yourself.
- Always turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. It is better to simply use a glass of water for washing your toothbrush and for rinsing your mouth after brushing.
- For men: when you shave put a little water in the bottom of the sink and use it to rinse your razor. You do not need to continually pass it directly under running water from the tap.
- In the kitchen: you do not need to wash vegetables and fruit in constantly running water. It is better to fill the sink or a bowl with water and a little bicarbonate, which is very effective for cleaning and disinfecting vegetables and fruit.
The use of faucet aerators
All of these tips can be greatly enhanced by installing aerators on your taps and showers. These are small devices added to the spout of a faucet, which mix air into the flow of water, thereby reducing its consumption. The jet of water does not seem to be any slower or weaker, and it even seems to be increased, which leads to a much lower overall consumption of water. You can actually reduce the amount of water you use by almost half.