We take clean water for granted. We turn on a faucet and it’s there. Sure, we might turn up our noses at the chlorine taste and turn to eco-unfriendly bottled water or filtered water instead, but … we HAVE water. Water that we didn’t have to walk a mile while carrying a jug to fetch. Water that doesn’t make us sick.
Did you know?…
- Flushing the toilet accounts for 30% of household water usage. By placing a brick in the toilet cistern we could save 10 million litres of water a day.
- 5000 children die every day from waterborne illness—from lack of adequate clean water. Five million people die every year from it.
- Over a billion people around the world aren’t so lucky.
- Every DROP counts.
World Water Day, observed around the globe every March 22, grew out of a 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) intiative and was declared a world day the following year. Countries are encouraged to devote the day to implement UN water recommendations and to set up concrete activities to support them.
It’s not too late to get involved and help.
- Use a bucket of water when washing the car. Use the house for rinsing only.
- Only water the lawn and garden when they’ re really dry. When it’s cool, not during the day hottest part of the day.
- Save water! save life.
- Turn of the faucet while brushing your teeth.
- Take short showers instead of bath.
- Use water harvesting.
- Do not water the plants between 11 am – 4 pm.
- Don’t but water toys.
- Use bucket for waste water to use for plants.