Take the Time to Observe World Water Day on March 22
It’s an event that marks that continuation of an ongoing environmental crisis. World Water Day highlights the desperate state in which millions around the world now live, without access to clean water and to basic necessities such as a toilet.
The lack of clean drinking water has helped spread water borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery, impacting millions around the world. Now, with the upcoming World Water Day, there is an opportunity to take local action in helping combat a global, growing problem.
What is World Water Day?
World Water Day was officially instated by the UN in 1993 as a way to recognize the growing challenge facing those who lack clean water access.
The day is now used each year as an opportunity to highlight required improvements for access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities in developing countries around the world.
The day is also commemorated by millions in developed countries as they seek to improve their understanding on water conservation and on the actions they can take to ensure continued access to safe water within the local community.
What Can You Do for World Water Day?
As part of your commitment to World Water Day this year, there are specific actions you can take to help reduce the amount of water used within your home. These actions include the following:
Use low-flow showers
Low-flow shower heads help significantly reduce the amount of water required for an average shower in the home. You can reduce the amount of water you use per shower by more than 50% by simply installing a low-flow system in your home. Speak with our trusted plumbers to learn more about your installation options
Speak with others about the issue
Communication is one of the greatest tools we have available to educate others on the problems we have providing clean water around the world. Speak with others in your peer group and your family to help them understand the growing nature of the world water crisis.
Limit dishwasher use
One of the reasons water use in the average American home is growing so much per year is that more and more property owners are installing dishwashers in their home. By simply using your dishwasher only when it’s completely full, you can conserve hundreds of gallons of water per month!
Our trusted plumbing experts are here to help you commit to water conservation this World Water Day. To learn more about your conservation options, call our Seattle, WA team now at 206.792.7495.