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World Water Day

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Since 1993, the United Nations has observed World Water Day on the 22nd of March, marking the importance of water in human life. The purpose of the celebration is to bring attention to the significance of freshwater. World Water Day commemorates the importance of water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people who do not have access to safe drinking water on a global scale. It is about taking concrete steps to address the world's water scarcity problem. One of the primary goals of World Water Day is to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6, which calls for universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation by the year 2030.

Water is an essential component of life, and without it, life ceases to exist. It is the second most critical element required for life's survival, after air. Every living thing, including humans, animals, plants, and trees, requires water to survive. As such, it is our responsibility to address the global water crisis as charity starts from home. To impact change in the ecosystem, we must begin at the individual level by saving water and adhering to good hygiene standards.

To avoid wastage, repair faulty water pipes and leaking faucets. To determine your monthly water consumption, examine the water metre and the water bill. If you notice an increase in your water consumption, it could be due to a leaking water pipe. A leaking water pipe or toilet consumes litres of water per day, therefore fixing the issue of water leakage can result in significant long-term water savings. Place a drop of food colouring in the tank, wait 10 minutes, then inspect the toilet for leaks to see whether the water is seeping. If the colour of the toilet water changes, it means the toilet is leaking and has to be repaired or replaced.

Furthermore, a water-saving showerhead is distinguished from a standard showerhead by its flow rate, which is measured in gallons per minute (GPM). When comparing showerheads, the flow rate, which is usually stamped on the showerhead, is the most important factor to consider. The majority of new low-flow showerheads have a flow rate of no more than 2 GPM. Showerheads and faucets with water-saving features should be installed. Showerheads and faucets that have been upgraded can significantly reduce the amount of water that is used in the home. The implementation of this method is extremely straightforward. It is capable of conserving water without the need to alter washing and showering habits. Installing a low-cost bubbler on each faucet to control the flow of water is an option if you do not have the time or money to upgrade your equipment. After it has been installed, you will not be aware of its presence.

Moreover, alter your watering habits. There are numerous methods to help you save water when caring for your yard or plants. For example, plant only native or drought-tolerant plants in the garden and reduce watering frequency. Instead of using hoses, water your plants with collected rainwater or a kettle. Weed the garden regularly, trim the branches and leaves to keep the plants healthy and reduce the plants' water requirements. Set the mower blades to 5 to 8 cm high to avoid cutting the grass too short. The longer the grass grows, the less likely it is to lose water in the soil, and the less arid the climate affects the plants. Collecting rainwater is simpler than you might think. Simply empty the drain into a large bucket.

Cleaning procedures that are highlighted include: When a small amount of clothes is washed in the washing machine, the water level is set too high, causing the clothes to float in the high water. Between them, there is very little conflict. The laundry, on the other hand, is filthy, and water is being squandered. Machine manufacturers have developed more washing machines with more water level segments, the water level segment has been refined, and the washing start water level has been reduced by half; the washing function can be set to the first, second, or third cleaning function, depending on the washing machine manufacturer. The goal of water conservation can be achieved by selecting different levels of washing water and washing times based on the needs of each individual. The amount of washing powder required is as follows: It is necessary to regulate the amount of washing powder used, or the concentration of washing powder used in the washing machine at the appropriate water level. This is critical to both the rinsing process and the conservation of water and electricity resources.

According to the manufacturer's recommendations for a 2 kg washing machine, a low-water level, low-foaming type washing powder will require approximately 35 grams when the washing capacity is small, and approximately 45 grams when the washing capacity is large. 0.1 percent 0.3 percent is the optimal washing concentration when measured in percentage terms. This concentration of solution has the highest surface activity and the best decontamination effect of any other concentration available. Depending on your family's habits, there are many different types of washing powder available on the market, each with a unique function that you can select from the options available to you. Inevitably, using too much washing powder will make rinsing more difficult and time-consuming.

To summarize, water conservation is critical because it ensures the purity and cleanliness of drinking water while also protecting the surrounding environment. The responsibility for water conservation should be shared by everyone because we all rely on it for our survival. We must learn how to keep our limited supply of clean, potable water free of contaminants and pollution. Maintaining a safe and pure water supply will ensure that future generations will have access to safe and pure drinking water.

By: Leng Jia Wen


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