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Water: A Precious Commodity

water dropletWater is a precious commodity. Our very existence depends on it and is vital for everyday living. We shouldn’t waste it and we shouldn’t take it for granted. In fact, we should find ways to conserve water and also find ways to safely reuse it.

Waste Water Systems

One way to safely reuse water is through a wastewater system. A wastewater system allows for wastewater to go through a treatment process to convert wastewater into safe reusable water. A wastewater system can also convert wastewater and return it back to a water cycle with minimum impact on the environment. One of the most important components in a wastewater system is the wastewater control panel. This control panel gives the user control over the treatment process of the wastewater. With technological advances today, companies can have their own wastewater control panel design to suit their needs.

Water Filtration System

Today, bottled water can range in pricing. Not only is it unfriendly to the environment, but it is also unfriendly to your wallet. Consuming water in bottles can lead to potential health hazards as well. When water is bottled, it is then transported to the local stores for you to purchase. While it makes its way to you, you are unaware if the bottled water has been contaminated due to high-heat exposure during transport. These contaminants can be harmful to your health and body. Finding the right water filtration system can save you money and also be more beneficial to your health.

Water Efficient Fixtures

So you have a wastewater system and a water filtration system installed. Now you are wondering what other ways can help save you water and money. One way to help save water is by utilizing water-efficient fixtures. You can replace the normal faucets, showerheads, and even toilets in your home with water-efficient fixtures. A great example of a water-efficient device is a faucet aerator (sometimes called tap aerator or flow regulator). This device can be screwed on to the end of your standard faucet or tap. Once installed, the device acts like a regulator where the mesh material in it acts as a sieve. When you turn on your faucet, the single flow of water is then made into smaller streams. Because of this, water and air are mixed together as it flows out of the device. When it flows out of the aerator, the water will feel abundant while minimizing water usage.

Plumbing

Leaks in and around your home can contribute to one of the largest waste in water consumption. Not only do you literally throw money down the drain, but you may be also exposing yourself to harmful substances such as mold in your home. To save water, money, and your health check your water bill if you notice any increases. If you notice an increase despite normal water usage, you may have a leak. A higher than normal water bill can indicate early signs of this issue. If you walk through your home and still cannot find where the leak may be coming from, it is recommended to call a professional and experienced plumber. By fixing the leaks around your home, you are saving money and conserving water.

Gardening

If you love being in your yard or garden and love tending to it, then you will need to find ways to be more water-efficient. Like water-efficient fixtures in your home, you can also utilize water-efficient gardening devices when watering your lawn or garden. One such device is a garden hose timer. A garden hose timer can greatly conserve water by regulating the flow of water for a specified period of time. One end attaches to a hose or spout, while the other end attaches to other hoses. You set the device according to your preference and the device will do the rest.

Do you live in an area that experiences drought in one season and heavy rain in another? Purchasing and using a holding tank for rainwater can greatly help you during a drought. When the season comes for heavy rain, use a holding tank to save the rainwater for later use. Even if there isn’t a drought, the reserved rainwater in the tank can be used during any season to water your lawn and garden.

These are only a few ways to save water and money. Remember, water is vital to our lives. We need to conserve it by being responsible citizens of the earth.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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