Water is essential for each life on Earth. Day by day, water is becoming scarce commodity and if not utilized scarcely, the coming generations might face severe water scarcity. The safe and clean water level is affected due to global warming, rising population, changes in weather conditions, drying up of rivers, wastage of water by humans, overuse of boring wells, deforestation etc.
Earth will never run out of water, though it forms may undergo changes. The concern is of disappearance of safe and hygienic source of water because water pollution is on rise due to untreated sewage and industrial wastes drained in water bodies.
Scientists are lot concerned on the water scarcity issue and it is been assumed that in coming years, there would be scarcity of water at a alarming level.
Life thrives on water, so you can just imagine what life would be in scarcity of clean and safe water for daily use. Polluted water will breed in mosquitoes and insects and will pave way for water borne diseases and infections.
Water is used for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing, irrigation, agriculture, industrial usages, and watering of plants.
#CuttingPaani is a noble initiative of Livepure to save drinking water for safe and hygienic living, far away from infections and water pollution diseases.
I would brief you about my practice in daily life to save water and would request all to adhere to these simple steps to save water for future posterity.
I have traveled to different places of India and have confronted with the shortage of water and was compelled to live in scarcity.
I basically belong to Bihar, where still water is in abundance compared to other towns and cities. The people of Bihar used it profusely a few decades ago. When I was transferred to Bangalore in 90’s and had to stay for a decade, I knew the real worth of water.
Only four days in a week, water was there in taps and we had to conserve in all small and big utensils and buckets to meet the daily requirements of cooking, drinking, bathing and toilets. Washing was left on those dry days, when not a single drop dripped from the taps. In worst case, we had to get water tankers to fill the sump. At that time, realization set in about the importance of water.
I changed my style of using water and included few steps in my regimen and still I stick to it, irrespective of wherever I am stationed.
One bucket of water for bathing: I make a point to use only one bucket of water for taking bath and ask my other family members to use only one bucket.
Use small water glasses for kids: I handover water in small glasses to kids of family and guests to avoid wastage of water.
Store drinking water in bottles: I make a point not to waste drinking water by taking only required amount in glass for water consumption. In one go neither do I take full glass of water nor give to my family members and guests. I keep the bottles beside glass and ask them to pour as much as it is required by them. Many scorn at my idea, then I explain the water scarcity scene that we faced in Bangalore.
Use stored water for washing cooking edibles: I don’t wash cooking edibles under running water because a huge amount of water is wasted, so use stored water. I store the used water to water my plants and it saves water and my plants keep healthy.
Wash bathroom by using cloth rinsing water: Cleanliness is next to godliness and I don’t throw water of rinsed clothes, rather I use to clean my bathrooms and toilets. The purpose of cleaning is solved as well as water wastage is lessened.
Conservation of Rain Water: During monsoon season, we conserve water and use them for watering of plants, washing open areas and vehicles, washing clothes and even, we take bath from conserved water.
Schools & Institutions, NGO’s and Govt. bodies should initiate to teach masses about water conservation through special awareness programs and should come forward to start rain harvesting program in each city to save precious water. Water is our Life.
Nowadays, billboards, news and magazines, ads on digital platform are flooded with continuous warning to use water efficiently, fearing heavy water scarcity in coming future.
The issue of water is alarming and we need to curb water usage and efficient use will save us from facing scarcity of water.
I am doing my part to save water and if each of us improve our habit of using water, we can save ourselves from water scarce and live a healthy and happy life.
The video clipping of #CuttingPaani is intriguing and acquaints us with the importance of water in our life and each drop of water holds importance in our life.
To save our planet, we need to plant more greenery around and use less energy to combat global warming.