In recent years there has been more and more news about water scarcity, proving just how vulnerable we are when supply of something we take for granted becomes limited. In the Nordics, water scarcity is perhaps not regarded as a pressing matter - but this does not mean we could ignore the topic altogether. Being economic regarding our domestic water consumption is still an important part of any ECO-conscious mindset.
Water scarcity is not as pressing in the Nordic countries as elsewhere in the world. Reducing over-consumption of water is still important for many reasons:
- Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water.
- Although water is used all over the world to generate electricity, using less water actually conserves a vast amount of energy annually.
- Using less water reduces pressures on our sewage and drainage system, leading to reduced maintenance cost.
- Water conservation helps prolong the lifespan of lakes and rivers that are crucial to health of ecosystems around the world.
- And… you save money on the water bill!
What can I do?
There are many ways to reduce your water consumption without doing huge changes to your life. However, one of the most effective ways is to pay attention to the faucet selection.
Choosing a touchless faucet is an easy and efficient way to save water in daily life. In addition to being both practical and hygienic, studies have shown that touchless faucets could reduce your water wastage with as much as 50 percent!
As a water saving measure touchless faucets really make a difference – just by preventing the water to run directly from faucet to drain. Adjusting temperature is as easy as for conventional faucets. When, for instance, washing your hands, the water flow stops automatically when applying soap or scrubbing. Hence, water runs only when you need it, reducing the waste to a minimum. And completely without a touch.
Water Saving Tip:
Make sure the dishwasher is full before start. Note that modern dishwashers use very little water compared to dishwashing by hand.
An alternative for touchless faucet is choosing faucets with in-built water limiters. As an example, Oras Vega faucets feature a convenient eco-button, which makes it easier than ever to save water and energy. When you need to increase the water flow, you can simply press the eco-button and simultaneously lift the lever. In the washbasin faucets, the eco-button is also a safety factor, as it limits the water temperature. This child-friendly hot water lock function prevents scalding, making it safe and easy to use for families with children.
Water Saving Tip:
Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, applying shampoo and conditioner in the shower, and when applying soap when washing hands.
More information on water-saving and sustainable faucet solutions at www.oras.com