Reduce Water Contamination at Home — Here’s How

Water droplet from tapReports indicate that 49 million people living in the US have for over a decade been drinking contaminated water.

Sewage water and untreated water seeps through the ground, eventually gaining access to water pipes channeled to residential areas for domestic use. This worrying fact calls for action to preserve water on an individual level. Here are ways in which you can reduce water contamination at home.

Recycle water

Channel rinse or rainwater into a container. After that, Ashton Tucker Water Treatment suggests using a wastewater clarifier; it does a good job of ridding reusable water of twigs and other solid waste. This water can then be used to irrigate your lawn, flower garden or clean the backyard.

Quick showers

Take fewer minutes than you normally would in the shower. If you must spend more time, turn off the shower while you lather up, and then turn it back on to rinse instead of having the shower on continuously throughout the entire bath.

Seal leaks

Get all your pipes, sinks and toilets checked for leaks and maintained regularly. Refrain from postponing repairs for leaks. A showerhead with a leak can lead to thousands of gallons of wastewater per year.

This translates into useable water going into waste and money off your pocket for water you weren’t able to use.

Use watering cans

A garden hose can use thousands of liters of water per hour. Instead of using a hose to water your kitchen garden or lawn, use a watering can instead. A watering can supplies your lawn with just enough water without much wastage, which is not the same for the hose pipe.

Following the above recommendations not only protect the environment but also saves you some money. Saving water means cleaner rivers and lakes and hence cleaner water in our taps.