Value of water.
March 24, 2009 3:53am CST
Most times we don't know the value of water. There were some water problem in the past week and we didn't have water for two to three days. Then only I came to know the value of water every single drop value. Now a days, when it rains I put buckets in outside to collect rainwater. Do you save water? Do you use rainwater? What are the methods you use to save water?
26 Mar 09
I do the same as you sometimes, and I use it to water the garden, and for my rituals, because it holds a lot of energies. There are also a couple of springs near me, where the water is quite pure. I'll go collect a cannister of two from there and use it for drinking water, in order not to have to drink the chemical stuff from the tap. It's better for you. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
24 Mar 09
Water and food is a necessity in human life. Without which we will not survive that long. I have always consider water as the most needed thing in life. I have no means of saving water as I totally depend on the piped water.
24 Mar 09
Here are some surprising facts about water: About 80% of the world is covered by water or ice. Only 1% of the world's water is suitable for human needs (97% is salt water in the ocean and 2% is ice). Australia is the world's driest continent. Of all the inhabited continents, Australia has the lowest rainfall and the lowest water run off. The human brain is 75% water. A man's body is 60-65% water (measured as a percentage of body weight) and a woman's is 50-60% water. Men tend to have more muscle, and muscle tissue contains a large amount of water. The human body loses 3-3.5 litres of water in an average day. This may be increased by exercise and climatic conditions. Less than 1% of the treated drinking water produced by water authorities is actually consumed by people. Most is used for lawns, showers, toilets, laundry, etc. An average person can survive for nearly two months without food, but less than a week without drinking water. Your washing machine and dishwasher cost you $1 per load including water, energy, detergent and machine wear costs. The average household spends $300 a year on baths and showers including water and heating costs. too much water is used, on average, in general household activities.they are as follows : Toilet flush(single flush cistern) - 12 litres Bath - 100 litres Shower (10 minutes)- 200 litres Dishwasher load - 50 litres Washing machine load - 150 litres Brushing teeth with tap running - 5 litres Drinking, cooking, cleaning per Person per day - 10 litres Hand basin per use - 5 litres Garden sprinkler per hour - 1000 litres Garden dripper per hour - 4 litres Car washing with hose - 200 litres Hosing driveway - 100 litres Total daily consumption per household - 900 litres source:http://www.rwcc.com.au/f6.html Tap water is so intricately part of our lives that we can hardly imagine a day without it. Without tap water .we can't do anything, we think how would we rinse our produce, clean dishes and clothes, water plants and landcapes and wash our cars, Where would we shower.these all doubts we can get. we should use less water and should not waste water,by keeping taps on. if we stop wastages now, we can get water in future also. if not , we can't get a drop of water also. and we should store rain water also. i will not waste water in my daily basis .upto now i didn;t store rain water,but thinking of it.thanks for telling here. Responsibility lies with each person to reduce their water use, and with water companies to address leakage – taking a different approach to tolerance levels in water-scarce areas. The public needs to be made aware of why tap water costs what it does; what it costs to treat and supply water; the wider value of water in terms of amenity and environmental matters; what they can do to reduce their use of water.