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Small daily gestures are enough to guarantee a water saving. It is not only a question of civilization but also of economic convenience! Here are the eco rules to respect.
Eco rules for water saving
- Apply air mixers in taps and showers: you save about half thewater
- Reduce the flushing of the toilet: just place a liter plastic bottle full ofwater, without label and hermetically sealed with the cap
- Channel the rainwater in the gutters towards your garden or in collection tanks to allow for subsequent use
- Water the plants withwater already used to wash fruit and vegetables: just collect it in a basin in the sink and use it after rinsing the vegetables
- Make periodic checks on the status of the home water system: just check the counter of thewater when all the taps are closed, if it continues to turn it is likely that there is a leak in the system
- Prefer the shower to the bathroom: just think that to fill a tub 100 liters ofwater while for a shower the consumption ofwater is half!
- Brush your teeth without wasting so much water since there is a bad habit of always leaving the jet ofwater open: just use the jet ofwater only when you need to rinse your teeth or brush
- To wash the dishes, use a tray to place them to soap them and use a weak jet of water only at the end to rinse the dishes
- Do not always keep the water jet openwater to wash your hands, turn off the tap while soaping.
Saving water, public drinking fountains
If you see a public fountain gushing continuously drinking water in vain you should ask your Municipality to insert a knob to open and close the jet on request. In the case of public fountains with water not potable and only for aesthetic purposes, check that the fountain uses the recirculation system, i.e. it always uses the same water.
Do you think that these rules translate into huge savings on the bill. But not only! Save water it also means preventing water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and water basins, caused by the enormous losses resulting from the overload of local sewage systems.