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Water is one of the most basic necessities for survival just as is oxygen for all humans and animals on Earth. Our Earth is made up of 70% water which earns itself the name, the “Blue Planet” as water appears blue from space. The uses of water are not limited to drinking but also for a wide range of other purposes like washing, cleaning, production of electricity and a lot more. But due to misuse of water, it is getting polluted because of our own deeds. This has created many problems for humans and animals alike.
Due to plastic pollution in water bodies, marine life like tortoises and seagulls often choke on them and die of suffocation. This is creating an imbalance in nature.
Out of all the water that is available on Earth, most of it is too salty and unfit for drinking. Only 1% of the water available is fit for drinking which is coming under threat due to water pollution and droughts in several places. Many urban nationals are going to face a severe water crisis in about 10 years.
Water is also used in the agricultural sector apart from household uses such as cleaning, washing, drinking, etc. In the agricultural sector, feeding and maintaining livestock, and for crop production, water are highly essential.
Even in industries, water is used in the manufacturing and production of several goods which use the water available for us.
The dumping of waste materials has added to the woes of water pollution. Factories, households and livestock dump wastes in water that could otherwise be used for various purposes after proper treatment.
In India, several places are facing droughts and water shortages already. So it is very important for people to understand the need for water conservation and use water judiciously. Even individual help can prove vital in the future. Measures should be taken in water conservation such as:
Do not keep taps running when not in use, repair leakages immediately.
Utilize a full load of washing machines instead of washing fewer clothes, this will help save water each time.
Many public places such as restaurants, hotels and residential buildings have installed fountains which leads to a lot of wastage of water. This should be curbed totally.
Reducing shower time can also cut down on water usage.
Collecting and harvesting rainwater during the rainy season should be practiced which is very beneficial in water conservation. It can be used for a range of purposes such as cleaning, washing and flushing.
Watering lawns should not be practiced as it leads to immense loss of water.
With correct individual and collective approaches, it is possible to help conserve water and thus save the environment. One small step a day goes a long way. Everyone should practice water conservation methods to help reduce water shortages.