Water is the source of life on Earth. It is considered among one of the four fundamental elements, in addition to earth, air and fire. Water is required for the survival of all plants and animals. No water means No life on earth. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water which is mostly in seas and oceans. But only 1% of water is usable. Water has become very scarce and we should not waste water anywhere. Conservation of water is of paramount importance.
One of the prominent places of high water usage among innumerable ones is our kitchens. We simply should not waste water in the kitchen. Some tips for saving water in the kitchen:
1. We have to wash our vegetables and fruits. Wash it keeping it in a bowl/container and not in running water so that the water is not wasted, also can be reused for your plants.
2. One of the important tips for saving water in the kitchen is by using proper size pots for cooking; if you cook a small amount of food in a large pot then obviously it will consume more water.
3. If you have a dripping faucet, fix it immediately. Repairing cost is quite less than buying a new one. Also, do not delay as a small issue now can become a mighty problem in the future and then you have to shell down much more money. FYI, a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year. So let’s not waste water in the kitchen.
4. We can swipe off the leftover bits of food in our plates into the garbage bin instead of water soaking the dirty dishes.
5. Defrost frozen food by keeping it overnight in the fridge rather than defrosting it under running water.
6. Do not use excessive dish-washing liquid/ bar to wash your dirty dishes/ utensils. It will require a lot of water to wash off liquid/ bar and we will waste water in the kitchen.
7. We must close all the taps in the kitchen when not in use.
8. Eat steamed vegetables as it takes less water to cook and is healthy as well.
9. If an ice cube drops on the floor, instead of throwing it away, give it to your plant.
10. Try to get a dishwasher as most of the water in a dishwasher gets recycled by spraying the dishes over and over again.
11. Get checked for any concealed leakage in water supply/ drainage pipelines or hidden seepage from the walls/ ceilings/ floor outlets. As it will not only be loss of water, but can adversely affect health of your home & family too. Thermal imaging/ Infrared technology can help detect such concealed leaks/ seepage with least property damage resulting in long term – low cost solutions. Read further for more related information…… www.macj-abuyerschoice.com/damp-seepage-assessment-with-solutions-through-thermal-imaging-technology
Kitchen takes up a large portion of energy in most homes, as well as a fairly large amount of water. The ultimate sustainable kitchen is one that encourages green living beyond just counter materials and appliances. The necessity to emulate wise practices for a sustainable kitchen is the need of the hour.
Let us not waste this precious gift by the nature to mankind. Let us conserve it for our future generation as well for us because water is a scarce resource and it may not get replenished over time or because of overuse.