Water scarcity is a global issue. So, what can we do about it?

We all need and use water – a lot. However, with countries like Greece, Italy and Spain facing high water stress, in addition to the global fight against climate change, water scarcity has become an ever-growing concern. So, the question is: how can we limit our water consumption as much as possible without disrupting our quality of life?

A family of four turns on their water 200 times every day

 

Why water conservation is important

To begin with, if you’re wondering: Why should you bother keeping an eye on how much water you run from a faucet? And how much of a difference can you really make if you cut your shower down a few minutes? The answer is: more than you think.

  • Running hot water, especially, requires electricity. Using less hot water helps save energy.
  • Using less water also reduces pressure on our sewage and drainage systems, leading to reduced maintenance costs – and giving our municipalities and governments money to spend elsewhere.
  • Water conservation helps prolong the lifespan of lakes and rivers, improving our environment and ensuring our continued access to green, healthy living spaces.

Lastly, and on a smaller scale – though equally important – is the money you’ll save yourself. So, what are you waiting for?

 

What can I do?

For starters, we must all be more aware of how often we turn on a faucet, and how long we spend lazily – or hurriedly – having a shower. For instance, the average family of four turns on their water 200 times a day.

A family of four turns on their water 200 times every day

Add that to the fact we waste a colossal 420 liters of water a week just when we brush our teeth – by leaving the faucet running – and you can see how deep the issue runs.

When you wash dishes, fill up a sink instead of letting the water run.

When you wash dishes, fill up a sink instead of letting the water run.

 

With this in mind, there are plenty of ways to cut down your water consumption. It just requires changing some habits, which, of course, is easier said than done.

  1. When you brush your teeth, remember to turn off the tap in between rinses.
  2. No need to run the water before stepping in the shower. Just hop in and enjoy the momentary coldness. (This can also build your immune system and boost your mood.)
  3. When you wash dishes, fill up a sink instead of letting the water run. If you use a dishwasher, make sure it’s fully loaded before you start it up.
  4. Place a bottle of water in the fridge in the morning so you have fresh drinking water throughout the day. That way, you’ll avoid having to let the water run to get it cold.
  5. Fill your washing machine completely before doing a load. And skip the pre-wash phase. It’s rarely necessary.

However … we know that making these changes can be a team effort. Which is where our smart faucets and showers come into play.

By switching to a touchless faucet, you’ll never have to worry about wasting water.By switching to a touchless faucet, you’ll never have to worry about wasting water.

 

The smart way to save water

By switching to a touchless faucet, you’ll never have to worry about wasting water. With in-built sensors ensuring water only runs when you need it, you can cut wastage up to 50% without a second thought. All in addition to cutting down how often you touch certain surfaces – and your risk of catching an infection.

Smart faucet can help you save up to 50% water

Additional smart features also allow you to adjust the temperature, helping you save energy in an instant.

 As for water flow, we’ve got that covered, too. Our faucets come with built-in flow limiters, meaning you’ll have to make a concentrated effort to increase the flow.

So, together, let’s make a difference. Let’s choose smart.

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