Saving Water: Actions from Citizens and Government
Below are the key specific ways to save water in India as identified by you. On #World Environment Day, kindly list any other specific and practical ideas you may have to Save Water. Also, if you have specific inputs on what the new Jal Shakti Ministry under Modi Government 2.0 must do to address water scarcity in India, please share. We look forward to your inputs!
9 Ways for Common Citizens to Save Water
1.The waste water from the RO water purifiers and air conditioners should be used for house cleaning or for plants
2.Cars should be washed with buckets and not with water pipes
3.Instead of flushing after urination, water should be poured through a mug. This will save at least 3-5 litres of water every time
4.An empty plastic bottle could be placed inside the cistern – this will help minimize the water used in each round of flushing
5.Utensils should be washed with water in tubs and buckets, and not in running tap water
6.People should use water buckets instead of showers to take bath
7.People should use minimum water for washing hands, mouth, face, hands and feet etc.
8.Water overflow censors should be installed in all overhead tanks in houses to prevent wastage of water
9.Gardens/plants should be watered either early in the morning or late evening to reduce water loss due to evaporation
10.Vegetables should be washed in a container to save water instead of washing them in running water. more