The keys to the world's most challenging issues of its time may be discovered in the easiest of endeavors. Take conserving water for instance; if you are really serious about it, the basic act of turning off the water faucet while washing hands or brushing can make a big difference. These facts on water conservation are easy even for a five-year-old.
The manner you use your faucet in the house determines the volume of fresh water you can share with the whole world. The effort is underway to teach people how big of a deal is the basic act of turning off the water faucet when not being used. In California, there are programs that work on this. However, there are a couple more things you can do to your water faucet to save more water.
The average stream rate of an ordinary tap is about 1.5 gallons per minute (GPM) if pressure is at 60 psi. Making use of the tap at a decreased pressure (probably around or less than 50 percent) can help a tap conserve around half the typical GPM. You do not need to turn on the tap at full force when you want to clean your hands or brush your teeth.
Better yet, have a water barrel in the shower room so you don't use your water tap frequently. It does not mean you need to remove the faucet in the bathroom, as the barrel will need filling up from a neighboring water source when empty. Say you make use of the tap two times a day for two minutes each; a water barrel can help you conserve six gallons of water.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is leading all efforts to save fresh water with its WaterSense accreditation. Faucets and other plumbing items with the WaterSense sticker is at least 20% more efficient than other products available. For instance, if the usual current rate is at 1.5 GPM, a WaterSense item must be no more than 1.2 GPM. Certification for WaterSense is often done by third-party testers to give unprejudiced findings.
Know more facts on water conservation by visiting GreenYour.com. For more details about WaterSense, head over to EPA. gov.
Water Conservation Facts: Tips to Help Save Water