12 July, 2019
In recent times, we have heard of many Indian cities running out of the water, especially in the South of India. Chennai, Bangalore and even the temple city of Dharmasthala, which issued for the first time an advisory, requesting pilgrims to postpone their trips due to water scarcity. So, it is not just happening somewhere, in some parts of the world. Water scarcity is a real risk that most of us are living with.
As responsible citizens, each of us must ensure that we stretch what we have and make it count for more. We should create awareness in our homes and neighborhoods about saving water and finding innovative approaches to generate clean water. There are many ways of doing this, and there are so many inspirational examples to go by. Water, being the elixir of life, we need to do our bit to preserve it and also ensure that every living creature will get enough to live by, for generations to come.
How conscious are we about saving water in our home consumption? This needs to be measured carefully, to understand how serious we are about this issue. Here are a few tips to make the water run a little longer:
Even when you are outside your home, you still must watch out for and ensure that water is conserved to the best extent possible. In schools and offices, awareness drives about how important water and its conservation is should be undertaken.
If it is possible, sensor-equipped faucets, which only function when you keep your hands under them, should be installed. Since most people spend more time in offices than in homes, it is essential that office plumbing fixtures are water efficient ones. Even drinking water should be used carefully, and people should not be allowed to waste it.
Overall, water conservation is fast becoming a hot topic, as compared to earlier times; people now realize the importance of this. When drinking water scarcity is hitting our cities, we cannot afford to be complacent about it, and even if today our city is safe, tomorrow, it could be our problem. Finding common solutions, and creating awareness is the need of the hour, and each one of us should do our bit in this endeavor.
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