Water is a precious commodity that needs to be used sensibly and sparingly, whether at home or at an industrial facility. Making the best use of water pays off in terms of easing the load on community resources. Using alternative water sources like rainwater, storm water and recycled water is encouraged by the Government and local authorities everywhere in the world. Let’s take a look at some ways on how one can use water efficiently.
Using grey water: Grey water is water from domestic use that has been recycled and this includes water from showers, baths, hand basins and washing machines. Grey water from the kitchen cannot be used because of the high concentrations of food wastes and chemicals. Grey water can be used in your garden to water your plants, but use it sparingly because it contains a large number of chemical that can damage your soil and put your family and pets to risk because of its chemical content.
Using rain water: You can harvest rain water from your roof and use it for a multitude of purposes and this includes washing clothes, flushing toilets and watering the plants in your garden. On an average, industry experts at Rhino Water Tanks note that one can save up to 40,000 litres a year for every household. In addition to using rainwater, if you use water-saving devices like dual-flush toilets, water-efficient showerheads, trigger nozzles and tap timers, you will be able to save more water and reduce your monthly water bill.
Using groundwater: Groundwater is an important part of the water cycle and can be affected by drought and climate changes. Groundwater can be accessed from beneath your property and you must obtain a license from the rural water authority to do so. You will need the license in order to construct a bore well and tap the ground water; drilling a bore well is undertaken by a licensed driller.
Water, although an inexhaustible resource, is still scarce and need to be saved. Keep these things in mind and you will learn how to use water more efficiently.