Individuals can make tiny tweaks to their everyday routine that can have a major impact.
When it comes to water conservation teach kids the value of conservation early on in their lives. Chances are if you teach your child a way to save water in an interesting way, he or she will relay the message to classmates or friends. So knowing that, what are ways you can teach your children to conserve water? Here are four easy ones:
Turn Off the Tap: minimize water use in the shower by turning off the showerhead while shampooing and conditioning. Depending on where they live, this practice alone could save the average family up to $100 and 3,200 gallons of water per year (*based on a family of 3). If 1,000 people did this, that’s 3.2 million gallons of water potentially saved.
It’s Not Just the Shower: You've likely kept the water sink faucet running while brushing your teeth, flossing, washing dishes or doing some other activity where constantly running water isn’t required. This extended logic of Turn Off the Tap will reduce your water usage even further.
Water, Don’t Waste: Sometimes you or your kids will pour more water than they wind up drinking. Instead of dumping this water down the drain, use it to water your plants, pour it into your pet’s water bowl, into your teapot or another practical use that will eliminate having to use the faucet.
Teach Them About the World: Once you start conserving, expose your children to the struggles for clean water around the world. What they’re doing at home may translate into wanting to do more to help others.