Though the poor are the most affected by water scarcity issues, people in well-standing countries are also experiencing radical change. Most people were able to drink tap water only a few decades ago, but much of today’s freshwater is becoming polluted, chemically and physically hazardous, and people across the globe are turning to bottled water for safety reasons.
The following infographic is our way of making a splash for water. It shows some important stats that everyone should be aware of, provides information about possible water solutions and invites everyone to change their daily habits that involve reckless water use. The time is not to panic, but to constructively contribute to saving the Earth’s most precious, life-sustaining resource.
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We all have great ambitions to do the greatest impact on the environment we can. Sometimes doing the little things, very well can make a huge difference, when you multiply them across an entire population. Can’t afford that solar array you’ve been dreaming about? Start Shopping local. Keep your water off while brushing your teeth. Here is a simple plumbing fix you should consider: Finally fixing that annoying leaky faucet. Watch this simple “How To” video courtesy of our friends at Mendel Plumbing.
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The amount of energy and water used in a bathroom is ridiculous. Creating an eco friendly bathroom can not only help the environment, but it can also help your wallet. Decreasing your water usage is key, because most of the water used in your bathroom goes to waste. The following is a quick guide on how to create an eco friendly bathroom.
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When it comes to looking after the environment, everyone has a part to play. Businesses and households alike can make changes to reduce the impact that they have on the environment.
If you’re a landlord, it’s possible to do your bit for the environment, whilst making your property more appealing to prospective tenants. What’s more, tenants can even make their own changes to reduce the amount that spend on heating and energy bills.
The infographic below not only shows what changes you can make in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of your rental property, but you can even weigh up the costs against the estimated annual savings, so you can work out how long it will take for you to see a return on your improvements. Whether your budget is tens of pounds, or thousands, below you will find a solution to fit your needs, and save you money at the same time!
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As most of us would probably agree, a good shower helps us get ready to start the day or wind down after a long day. Sure, you could shorten your shower by one minute and save 550 gallons of water a year. But some are not ready to give up any of their shower time. The good news is that consumers can switch their older model showerheads to a new WaterSense labeled showerhead that is certified to save at least 20% or more water and provide a satisfying spray. This amounts to saving 2,900 gallons of water a year! And switching to a WaterSense labeled showerhead not only saves water but also saves energy and money on your utility bills. Join Flo and her cat, Puddles, in making the switch to savings with WaterSense.
EPA’s WaterSense program is dedicated to helping Americans be water-efficient in their homes, both indoors and outdoors.
For more tips on how you can save water when you are in the shower and out, visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense
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