The relationship between the ecosystem and the people are evident in the way the water system works. Clean, unpolluted water is the most crucial factor in building ecosystems worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Water is indeed a precious resource.
Sadly, the waters around the world have left nearly 2.5 billion people scavenging for clean sources, which is blamed on the deteriorating worldwide water conditions. In won’t be long until more and more people have no choice but to utilize contaminated water sources, which will possibly lead to dangerous health conditions unless we all work together to help sanitize water supply.
Let’s take time to read some reminders below, some really uncomplicated tips that we can do to help save our waters.
- Recycle. Schools and organizations have been teaching ways that we can recycle plastic bottles and using them as planters. This is one way of lessening the non-biodegradable stuff from getting into the oceans and rivers.
- Lessen Your Water Usage. You can do this when you take a bath. You can use a bucket and fill it up with water instead of using the shower and leaving it on while you’re soaping or shampooing your hair. Also, turn off the faucet when you’re not using it, for instance, when you’re washing dishes.
- Recycle Water. One technique is creating your own rainwater system in your home. This helps in maximizing water use by constructing gutters and channeling them into a barrel. You can also hire professionals to make a grey-water system, which is created in a way that it recirculates water in sanitized methods. For instance, the water you use after washing dishes can be diverted to the toilet for flushing.
- Throw Hazardous Waste Correctly. Don’t be irresponsible and leave your expired medicines, soiled food, or old paints anywhere. If you don’t dispose of them correctly, they will most likely be lying around and then eventually thrown in the waters, where it will contaminate and poison our water supply. Ask your local office for the drop-off and pickup of garbage in your area.
- Minimize Hose Use. Water that runs down to the streets after you’ve washed your car carry dirty waste, and this may flow to the rivers or other water sources that we have. It would be wiser to use a bucket of water than a hose when you wash your vehicles to minimize runoff. If you can’t avoid using the water hose, you might as well do it in the garden or other porous surfaces like gravel.
- Participate In River And Ocean Cleanup Drives. To widen your efforts in helping save clean water, join cleanup drives in your area. Pick up trash in the shores and streams. Bring your children along so they can start early and learn the value of keeping our waters clean. You can also coordinate with your children’s school and sponsor a cleanup day so you can work together as a community.
- Be An Advocate For Sanitized And Healthy Water. Once you’ve successfully formed small groups in your own area, perhaps you want to try advocating for clean water strategies or join a more significant outreach program. Educate others on ways and means on how to keep our waters clean. Volunteer to speak at church gatherings or community meetings about being responsible citizens. Encourage each one to take part in helping save our water sources, and ultimately the waters worldwide.
Like food, water is at the top of the list when it comes to precious commodities. We must not only find ways to conserve energy and produce healthy food but more importantly, we must join efforts in keeping our water supplies worldwide clean and unpolluted – and we can always start in our own little space. No doubt – the ripple effect is real.