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water conservation 3.19.15Water conservation is the practice of using clean water conservatively and protecting it from pollution. Water is the single natural resource that every person on the planet needs to survive but there is a limited supply. More than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and the number will only increase. What can we do to conserve the water we have for future generations?

Why is Water Conservation Important?

  • Water is essential to life. Plants, humans and animals all need it to survive. Without it, Earth would have no life.
  • Conserving water saves money. Basic water conservation techniques save thousands of gallons of water each year, saving you money on your water bill. Using less water also conserves energy. According to the EPA, 3-4% of electricity consumption is used to provide water-related services each year.
  • The bodies of water all over our planet are crucial to the survival to wildlife, especially endangered species. Polluting these oceans, streams, lakes and rivers will break down eco-systems across the world.

What Can We Do to Conserve Water

  • Install low-flow aerator for sink faucets.
  • Install low-flow shower heads.
  • Install low-flush toilets.
  • Use native plants that require less watering for landscaping.
  • Cover swimming pools to reduce evaporation.
  • Check toilets, faucets and shower heads for leaks.
  • Install air-cooled appliances instead of water-cooled appliances.
  • Install water-conserving ice makers.

Water conservation is crucial to preserving our fresh water resources especially since our water supplies will continue to diminish while our population grows. Click here to contact EES Consulting and find out how you can take steps towards water conservation.