Got Water?

Water is life. 71% of earth’s surface is water, and all forms of life depend on water. The human body needs water to function properly, and the use of water for humans depends on temperature, food climate, and activities being done. Based on studies, 6 to 8 glasses is the daily minimum of water that must be taken in to prevent dehydration and allow the human body to function. Unfortunately, water scarcity is a future problem many people in the world may face. This is a phenomenon caused by humans as well as nature. Waste, pollution, and unsustainable management are some sources of the problem. EPA’s Clean Water Act (CWA) regulates water pollution. It provides assistance to publicly owned water treatment and waste water treatment facilities, and it aims to maintain and protect wetlands. We can all help to manage the use of water wisely, prevent pollution, and contribute to safe drinking water.

  1. To Conserve Water:
  • Run washer and dishwasher only when full.
  • Water your flowers and grass once a week, not every day.
  • Use a stopper to plug the sink if you wash dishes by hand,
  • Reduce the amount of time spent in the shower.
  • Before stepping into the shower, collect a bucket of cold shower water for your house plants.
  • Have drinking water in the refrigerator.
  • Do not let water run when you are shaving or brushing your teeth.
  • Train and educate kids on proper water use at home or school.
  • Drink water every day (about 2 liter/7-8 glasses).
  • Remember, not wasting water will help reduce your water bill.