Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What is Water Footprint and Rain Water Harvesting

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How to reduce your water footprint

Broadly speaking, you can reduce your direct water footprint by:
  • installing water saving toilets;
  • applying a water-saving shower head;
  • turning off the tap while brushing your teeth;
  • using less water in the garden; and
  • not disposing of medicines, paints or other pollutants down the sink.
  • Automatic faucet is a water conservation faucet that eliminates water waste at the faucet. It automates the use of faucets without the use of hands. Automatic faucets are common in public washrooms, particularly in malls, airports and hotels, where they are supposed to reduce water consumption..

Household applications

Commercial applications

Agricultural applications

Water Reuse

We couldn’t broach the subject of managing water consumption in a more sustainable way without paying lip service to the act of collecting and storing rainwater for reuse, commonly referred to as rainwater harvesting. India has a long history of rainwater catching and storage with archaeologists discovering more than 60,000 rainwater harvesting structures in the country dating back as far as the third century BC.
Whether dwelling in the city or the country, rainwater harvesting allows you to take control of and monitor your direct water use. The Centre for Science and Environment has a detailed step-by-step guide for setting up your own rainwater harvesting system. Check here to get started.
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