How to save water and save life on the earth

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Currently, the whole world has been worried about the deadly coronavirus pandemic and its cascading effects in economies, but there is a more serious threat we have for a long time and it would also take a lot of efforts from the whole world to solve the upcoming water crisis and everyone has to contribute to Save water and save life on the earth.

Save water and save life on the earth
Save water and save life on the earth

85% of the population is going to be impacted by low water availability worldwide. there are 17 countries that are near Day Zero which includes Qatar, Israel, Iran, Liberia, Jardon, Eritrea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia UAE, India, and Pakistan.

What is Day Zero

It’s a day when we won’t have water in our Taps. this word came into existence when Kemptown in 2018 faced the water crisis.

Water usage

71% of water is non-drinkable and only 3% can be used for drinking. So if we divide the earth into four jars then ideally the only a spoon of water is usable, India is using 25% of groundwater and only 8% of rainwater is being used. the urban population uses 3 times more water than the villages. here is some projection of water usage.

2011135 Liters40 Liters
2021150 Liters50 Liters
2031165 Liters50 Liters
2041180 Liters60 Liters
2051200 Liters70 Liters

Here are some more facts how water is being consumed by commodities.

  • 1 Kg of potatoes takes 287 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of mangoes takes 1800 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of apple takes 822 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of tomatoes takes 214 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of Rice takes 2497 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of Rice takes 2497 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of Sugar takes 1722 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of Milk power takes 4745 liters of water.
  • 1 Kg of banana takes 790 liters of water.

How big is the water crisis in India

Around 300 districts from 13 States have a drinking water crisis, if this water crisis persists in the same manner then by 2030 our 40% of the population would be struggling for the drinking water.

Here is the the list of impacted States.

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Odisha
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Telangana
  5. Madhya Pradesh
  6. Chhattisgarh
  7. Bihar
  8. Jharkhand
  9. Haryana
  10. Gujarat
  11. Rajasthan
  12. Karnataka
  13. Maharashtra

How to Save water and save life on the earth


Now the whole community has to come forward to save water and save life on the earth. here are some common tips by which we can save water.

  • The tab can waste 9 liters of water per minute so while tooth brushing, so close the tap while which could save around 18 liters of water.
  • We can save 50% of water by running the washing machines with the full load.
  • RO filter wastes 80% of water so if the water TDS (less than 250 PPM) is not bad then we should use the normal water purifier.
  • RO drained water can be used for plants.
  • if you have an old flush tank then put 2-3 liter of sand in the water bottle that would save 2-3 liter on every flush and try to use the water-saving flush which could save 700 liters of water every year.
  • install rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation system.
  • Use hosepipe and sprinkler, usually it uses 500 to 100 liters per hour of water.
  • Use a bucket for washing the car which could save around 300 Liters of water.

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