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Activity Discussion Environment Reuse the water Reply To: Reuse the water

  • Mahima

    May 21, 2021 at 12:40 am
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    The water crisis in India is a fact that no person or organization should ignore. By 2050, India’s population is expected to hit 1.7 billion, putting enormous strain on the country’s groundwater levels. Currently, the nation uses about 250 cubic kilometers of water per year, with irrigation and domestic use accounting for 65 and 85 percent, respectively.

    Overdependence on rivers and groundwater has left all sources barren and polluted, resulting in significant water waste. Furthermore, contamination of water supplies by household and industrial waste has made water from many bodies of water unfit for human use.

    The growing population and urbanization have also contributed to the wastage of water, today only 62% of the population has access to tap water. If this water wastage will continue at this pace only then in no soon time our country will face a water crisis.

    There are several ways by which wastewater that is water that is already used in household activities can be used reused again for several purposes.

    1.Usage of shower bucket:

    After a long and exhausting day, we all look forward to a wet and relaxing shower. When we turn on the tap, though, a lot of water is lost accidentally. When you turn on the shower, put an empty bucket under it to catch the water that drips out. The amount of wastewater collected would clearly show you how much water is lost in each shower.

    2.Reusing water used for washing of fruits and vegetables:

    Frequently, the water used to wash vegetables ends up down the sink. Water is also used comfortably when washing vegetables or even boiling some edible products, so this activity is a complete waste of water. When you use piped water to wash your veggies or cook your noodles, the water can be safely reused in toilet flushes, room mopping, or garden watering.

    3.Create a rainwater storage garden:

    A rain garden is a built environment that absorbs rainwater from roofs, pipes, and driveways, among other sources. During the monsoon, a huge amount of rainwater is wasted because most houses lack a rainwater collection system, and it is lost in drains. Washing vehicles, utensils, and other things that need water other than ingestion are common uses of wastewater from rain gardens.

    A rain garden also prevents further burden on the city’s sewer system by collecting rainwater rather than allowing it to flow into the wastewater system.

    4.Collect overflowing water from the plants:

    Your love of gardening could be the source of your home’s excessive water use. You’ve already seen how some water drains from the bottom of pots into drainage holes. You should catch the extra water and reuse it to water your plants instead of making it go to waste. When watering larger plants, the wastewater obtained from drainage holes may be used to water the smaller ones.

    5.Reuse excess drinking water:

    Many of us lose drinking water in our houses, even if unwittingly. We sometimes empty half-filled water bottles and glasses, just to refill them with fresh water. Several liters of water is lost over time as a result of this everyday habit of ours. Empty the half-filled bottle or glass over a plant or use it to clean utensils or other household products. It should become second nature to not waste any amount of water, no matter how small.

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