Clean and safe drinking water has become very scarce. Today, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world do not have access to safe drinking water. But those who have access, take it for granted and tend to waste it.
So, here are some tips to use less water in homes and thereby save water for the future generations.
- Water plants only when needed. Most plants need less water but at proper intervals. Know the watering requirements of your plant and use water accordingly. Adjust your watering schedule every month to accommodate seasonal changes.
- Use water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucets in bathrooms. Take shorter showers and turn off the pipe after you wet your toothbrush. Avoid using water while gathering lather to wash your body and hair.
- Use the dishwasher and laundry machines only when they have a full load. While washing utensils by hand, close the faucet when rinsing. Reuse the water from cooked or boiled vegetables as soup for a healthy way to start a meal and also save water.
- Use cleaning liquids to mop the floor and wash basins. This will clean the surface quickly and consume less water.
- Check for leakages in the pipelines regularly and keep them insulated.
By following these simple steps, you can save hundreds of litres of water every year and hence make safe and clean drinking water available for many generations to come.
You have decided that you want to invest in a property. But are you confused about choosing the right property for you? Before you make that huge investment, make sure you know a few things about your new neighborhood that are absolutely necessary to make your life happy.
- Make sure there is at least one good school in the neighborhood. Check for the ratings of the school because it adds value to your property over the years.
- Visit your new property at various times of the day to monitor the level of activity in the nearby area. This will help you to get a sense of the eerie and safe places in and around the region. You may also inspect the flow of traffic in the area at various times of the day to know the traffic pattern, which will greatly impact your life.
- Check the crime report in the area by talking to people already staying in the locality.
- Make sure that all daily amenities are easily available at a walk’s distance.
- Get information on the community activities organized by members of the association, if one exists.
- Check on the upcoming developments in the locality by reading the regional newspapers or by looking on the internet.
- Enquire about the availability of water, power and other essentials throughout the year.
- Consider the resale value of the property. It is a wise decision to make an investment in a developing or developed area so as to ensure maximum resale value.
Be sure to check these points before you make what is probably the most important investment for your life. It is advisable to be proactive and do your own set of research apart from the above mentioned points.