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World Water Day Basics You Should Know


World Water Day Basics You Should Know

Everybody should know about World Water Day, and we want to take some time now to make sure that all of our valued customers are aware of this important day of observance, which is coming up on March 22.

World Water Day has a lofty aim of putting an end to the water crisis, and you can participate by saving water, wasting less water, and encouraging friends, family, and neighbors to do their part as well.

The Basics of Water Conservation at Home

water-dropWhere is the most water wasted at home? Leaks are one of the major causes, but wasteful habits can be just as big a source.

How can you stop waste from leaks? The simplest way to reduce wasted water from leaks is to inspect faucets, irrigation, toilets, and pipes regularly. When you find a leak, have it fixed immediately, and don’t ever ignore a running toilet. A constantly running toilet can waste thousands of gallons of water every day.

What can you do to change wasteful behavior? Always shut off the taps when you're washing, brushing, or cleaning, and then only turn the water back on when you're ready to rinse. You can also look into water-saving appliances and fixtures (things like toilets and shower heads).

Also, don’t use the washing machine or dishwasher unless you have a full load, and when it comes time to replace those items, upgrade to water-conserving units. You can do simple things too like taking shorter showers, flushing the toilet less, and not washing the car in the driveway unless you're using a waterless cleaner.

The Basics of the Water Crisis and World Water Day

What is the water crisis? The water crisis is a global shortage of clean water that affects 663 million people around the world. Here are some quick statistics to help you understand how desperate and wide-reaching the problem is:

  • 1 in 10 people don’t have clean water nearby that’s safe to drink
  • 1 in 4 people rely on feces-contaminated water for drinking, which leads to almost a million deaths each year
  • 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a toilet and don’t have proper sanitation
  • 1 in 2 of the world’s workers rely directly on water for employment (sectors like fishing)

What’s the purpose of World Water Day? To tackle the water crisis and to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to safe water and sanitation by 2030.

The Basics of Wastewater and How It Contributes to the Water Crisis

wasting-waterWhat is wastewater? It’s water that has already been used in residential, industrial, or agricultural settings. A lot of wastewater can be treated, processed, and used again.

How big of a problem is it? About 80 percent of the water that gets used around the world doesn’t get treated and recycled properly, meaning it pollutes the environment, isn't suitable for other uses, and cannot be consumed.

How can you help? Every bit counts when it comes to wastewater, and along with doing your part to cut down on water use at home, you can also reduce wastewater by reusing grey water in the garden. Grey water is water that’s been used for cleaning, cooking, and bathing, and often it’s perfectly suitable to use in gardens and green spaces.

World Water Day may not be as well known as other international observances, but it’s just as important. Here in Fort Lauderdale, FL, C & D Plumbing Inc. will be celebrating World Water Day proudly this year, and we encourage you to do the same. For more information, or to schedule an appointment for leak fixing, call us today at F:P:Sub:Phone}.