There’s a lot of things that we’ve learnt from all our years in school that we don’t apply in our lives. We’ve been taught that 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water and even though that’s a whole lot of water, only 1% of this water is fit for human use. The rest of the water is too salty to be used by us for drinking.
Knowing this, we still don’t do much to keep our water preserved. Think about all those times you’ve been in the shower for too long or left the tap running while brushing your teeth and then think about all the fact that there are over 6 billion people on the face of this planet who are using that 1% of water; if all of them started wasting it like that, how long would it be before we’re out of fresh water?
If you’re lucky enough to have a tap of fresh water at your house, you should be aware of the fact that it’s not for granted like we’ve taken it. It’s our responsibility to make sure that we preserve our water as much as we can. We can actively make an effort to not leave the tap running but we also have to maintain our water systems to preserve water for the world.
A lot of people have leaks in their taps and plumbing that they just choose to ignore because of the fact that it costs money to have them fixed. However, fixing these leaks doesn’t just save the water on the planet but it also saves your money since you’re going to be billed for all this leaking water anyways. For more information on how you can save water, visit http://www.reefchannel.com.au/.