There are plenty of things that it’s easy to take for granted. A morning coffee, your cell phone, and your internet connection are all so called ‘essentials’ that we couldn’t live without. However, water is one of our most precious natural resources, and it’s easy to forget just how vital it is to everyday life.
With that in mind, it’s as important to conserve water as it is to save on your electric or gas bills. Here are three reasons why water conservation is vital to the wellbeing of you and your family.
- Water is Life
It’s simple but it’s true. As iSustainable Earth puts it bluntly, without water we would die. With that in mind, it’s easy to see just how critical it is to preserve our natural resources. In first world countries people are lucky enough to have reliable access to clean, fresh water, but shouldn’t forget that even so, their water supplies should be kept as uncontaminated as possible. Many pressure groups around the world campaign for the prevention of bodies of water being polluted, either by fertilizers, oils, or other pollutants. Doing so makes water safe not just for us, but for all the other life forms on the planet that need it to survive.
- It’s a Limited Resource
When you literally have water on tap in every home, it’s hard to believe that water is a limited resource, but it’s true. The Water Page acknowledges that’s difficult to understand why it’s limited, when most of the earth is covered in water thanks to the oceans. They point out that while that is the case, desalinating such waters is a costly and time consuming process. Plus, it’d be removing water from areas where the creatures that live there need it the most. Natural disasters such as droughts also limit what supplies of fresh water are available, making it even more vital to conserve what’s already available.
- It Saves Money and Energy
To bring the issue back home, the less fresh water there is, the more expensive your water bills will be. If you reduce your water usage, your bills will stay lower and you’ll be wasting less fresh water, leaving more to go around. The Manchester Iowa page has many tips for reducing your water usage easily, such as only running the dishwasher when it’s full, keeping a cold container of water in the fridge instead of running the tap till it’s cold enough, and fixing any dripping faucets you may have. Reducing your usage means you’re saving energy, saving money, and conserving water supplies. There really isn’t any reason to not put these tips into practice.
Water is one of our most prolific sources, but ironically it’s also one of our most limited ones. It’s time to stop taking water for granted and take steps to ensure you reduce your wastage of water and do your part in conserving our precious resources.