Saving water in the home
Water is a precious resource, indispensable for life and must be used responsibly, as it is a scarce commodity. For this reason, here are a series of recommendations for more efficient water consumption
Water is a source of life and an indispensable, but not inexhaustible, resource. It is estimated that by 2030, about 20% of developing countries will face difficulties in obtaining water. Moreover, by the middle of this century, population growth will cause demand to increase by about 50%. It is therefore not surprising that the United Nations and other national and international organisations are doing their utmost to educate the public about the importance of using water responsibly and reducing water imbalances.
It can be said that there is no confidence in securing water supply in our region. Knowledge and understanding of sustainable practices and care for the ecosystem are fundamental to saving consumption. Undoubtedly, efficient water use starts with ourselves. So here are some recommendations to mitigate water consumption through small gestures:
Saving water in the bathroom
- While you are waiting for the shower water to heat up, take the opportunity to fill other containers (there are special bags for this purpose). This way you can reuse the stored water for washing up or watering plants.
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or soaping up.
- Place a waste bin in the bathroom to avoid treating the toilet as a rubbish bin.
- Take a shower instead of a bath. The shower is half the amount of water used to fill the bathtub.
- Use eco-friendly water tanks or dual-flush water tanks to flush only the amount of water required. Otherwise, put two bottles of water in the water tank.
- Run the washing machine at full load and run the correct programme. Remember that a half load washer uses about the same amount of water as a full load washer.
- Install economisers or aerators on taps and shower heads.. They reduce the flow rate and the difference is negligible.
Saving water in the kitchen
- Defrost food in the refrigerator. Do not do it under water. You will save money and improve taste and food safety.
- Thanks to the environmentally friendly appliancesIn addition to water, it is also possible to save energy.
- Use the dishwasher as often as necessary, but at full capacity. If you wash dishes by hand, do not let the water run; first rinse everything and then rinse.
- Turn off the main water tap in the house a little. You will not notice the difference in flow rate and you will save a lot of water every day.
- If you detect a water leak, repair the fault as soon as possible.
Saving water in the garden
- Design the irrigation system according to the needs of your garden. It is advisable to install automatic drip irrigation systems.
- When irrigating with a sprinkler, study the position, flow rate and area of coverage of the sprinkler correctly.
- Try not to water in the middle of the day: the temperature is higher and there is more evaporation. Also, your plants can suffer more if you water when it is very hot.
- If there is grass in the garden, try to adjust the mowing height to 5 cm to maintain sufficient moisture in the root area.
How to save water if I moved to a new house
How to save water if I moved to a new house
If you made a removal within the national territoryfor example, From Madrid to Barcelonaor if you moved out of the countryIf you are a water user, you should know that there are effective methods to save water, no matter where you are. This is how to take out your moving budgetYou should analyse everything before proceeding:
Check and repair leaks
Before beginning any other water conservation efforts, it is crucial to check for leaks in your home. Water leaks in faucets, pipes and plumbing systems can waste large amounts of water over time. Inspect regularly and repair any leaks as soon as you detect them.
Install low-flow devices
Installing low-flow devices on your taps and showerheads is an effective way to reduce water consumption without compromising comfort. These devices regulate water flow, which means you will use less water each time you use them. This can result in significant savings over time.
Invest in low-volume toilets
Low-volume or dual-flush toilets use less water per flush compared to conventional toilets. Opting for these toilets is an efficient way to save water every time you use the toilet. Over the course of the year, this change can represent considerable savings.
Opt for efficient appliances
When it's time to replace appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, look for models with energy and water efficiency certifications. These appliances use less water during their operating cycles, which not only saves resources, but also reduces your bills in the long run.
Water the garden efficiently
If you have a garden, irrigation can be a significant source of water consumption. To maximise efficiency, consider installing a drip irrigation system. Water your plants early in the morning or late in the evening to minimise evaporation and ensure that water reaches the roots where it is most needed.
Take advantage of rainfall by installing rainwater barrels or rainwater harvesting systems. This water can be used for watering your garden and for other non-potable household tasks. This is a sustainable way to reduce dependence on water resources.
Use the washing machine and dishwasher efficiently:
Wait for full loads before using the washing machine and dishwasher. Short, efficient water cycles can also contribute to water savings. If appliances have specific settings for small loads, use them when necessary.
Turn off the tap
A simple but effective practice is to turn off the tap while you are not actively using water. For example, when brushing your teeth or washing your hands, turn off the tap while lathering up. This simple action can save a surprising amount of water over time.
Efficient water use starts with ourselves
These are tips offered by GIL STAUFFER, your removal company since 1905.