5 simple ways to save water

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It is incredibly hot in many parts of Europe and the rest of the world, and that is not the only problem we have: there is a major drought going on. This drought is having a negative impact not only on the growth of our crops and the lives of many wild animals, but also on our drinking water. We will need to save drinking water.

All over the world, there is only a limited supply of drinking water. We use this water for drinking, but also for showering and bathing. It is also used for cooling, flushing toilets and many other things. In other words, our drinking water is very important. Due to the ongoing drought, our drinking water sources are under great pressure. So it’s not a bad idea to be a little more careful about the water we use. Here are five tips you can apply in your daily life to save water.


Okay, this might not sound like something you want to do, but sometimes it’s definitely good to skip your daily shower. Did you know that showering every day is very bad for both your hair and your skin? Of course, this heat will make you shower more, not less, but try taking a very short shower instead of an elaborate washing session. You can do without washing your hair all day long: It will make it even more beautiful and healthy.


This is a bit similar to the previous tip, but you can save a ton of water with start/stop shower. This is how it works: get in the shower and make sure it’s completely wet. Then, turn the shower off, lather everything that needs to be lathered, and only turn the shower back on when you’re ready to rinse completely. This way, you will greatly shorten the time your shower is on and save a lot of water.


Washing your hands several times a day is of course super hygienic, but not very sustainable when it comes to water. Try ‘washing’ your hands a little more often with hand sanitizer when they are not too dirty. Your hands will be clean and will not have taken on any water.


If you wash your dishes by hand, you can use the method of running the water and washing the dishes underneath. This is neither very convenient nor very water/environmentally friendly! Save your dishes until the end of the day and then fill a dishpan with water. You can still wash your dishes every day, but don’t let the water run for every two dishes you dirty.


We understand: it’s hot. All we want to do is lie in a cold water bath for hours or spray with a garden hose. But this is a huge waste of water! It’s fine to fill a kiddie pool or other inflatable pools with water once in a while, but don’t do it every day. And don’t use the garden hose to cool yourself down. It is much better to go swimming in a natural body of water like a lake or the sea.


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