663 million people in the world live without clean water. This means that one in ten people in the world does not have access to the vital liquid.
There was a time when the earth was united by a single geographic continent, today the earth needs more than ever before the union of humanity. As part of the festival Water is One,
Rodrigo Ortiz Pedraza, Lauber Enters GB, Goal Maya, Ryperone Bms, Sietlove Andrade Gonzalez, @Gaks Ramirez y Newros Mink created a collective of bombs on the roof of La Plaza Todoesuno in carts, which joins the Spanish, Estonian, hñähñu, Japanese, English and Nahuatl under the sign of water.
Taking care of water is everyone’s responsibility, so we invite you to follow the following recommendations for a better use and liquid use.
o Periodically check that the float is working properly, that water does not leak out of the overflow and that the cover or cone is properly sealed.
o Install low-energy toilets.
o Do not use the toilet as a garbage dump, diaper pan or sanitary napkin.
o Put a brick, plastic bag or bottle in the tank.
o A leak in the toilet equals a loss of water from 100 to 1,000 liters per day.
o Check the gaskets of your faucets at least twice a year, if needed, or replace them with water. Remember a water leak is a leak of money as well.
o Place a little vegetable dye in the toilet tank; if this colored water passes into the cup without pulling the lever, it means there is a leak, repair it.
o Fix any leaks immediately and report them to the street.
o Take your daily bath for 5 to 10 minutes maximum and close the faucet while soaping.
o Using energy-saving showerheads (9-15 liters/min.) compared to a conventional showerhead (26-30 liters/min.) will save nearly 60% of water consumption and money.
o If it is possible to collect the water in a bathtub while hot water is flowing, it can be reused for your plants or the toilet.
When brushing your teeth use a glass of water, this will save up to 40 liters each time.
When shaving, fill the sink with water and rinse your rake there.
Garden and plants
o Select plants from the region, as they consume less water and have deep roots.
o Watering plants and gardens after 8:00 p. m. so you will spend less water as they retain more moisture.
o Water the garden once a week with reuse water, such as water used to rinse clothes, etc.
Cleaning at home
o Soap your dishes in a single batch not one at a time so you can save up to 25 litres of water per rinse.
o Remove food scraps and grease before washing your dishes so you will spend less time on this activity and save more water. Do not flush them out.
o Avoid throwing oil or grease into the sump, causing plugging and costly repairs.
o Use environmentally friendly soaps and cleaners and preferably use them in low amounts with water, avoid applying them directly.
o Sweep the front of your house with a broom, and remember to leave trash in the street will give your house a bad appearance and in the rainy season will cause blockages.
o If you use water with a bathtub.
o When cooking, do it with little water, do not throw away the broth, use it for soups and stews.
o Defrost at room temperature do not use water.
o Use full loads in the washing machine; avoid 1 or 2 garments as this involves water, light and detergent expenses.
o Use the amounts of detergent or fabric softeners marked by the manufacturer, read the instructions to save water.
o Prefer environmentally friendly detergents.
o If you wash by hand, do not throw the water from the first rinse, it will be used to rinse other clothes.
o Use a tub or bucket and eco-friendly products, the use of hose will have an impact on your pockets.
o Report all leaks to the maintenance department.
o Do not serve glasses of water at work meetings, wait until they request it, otherwise it will be wasted.
o Reduce the consumption of bottled water from plastic bottles (PET).
o Reuse the same bottle, refilling it with water from the carafon or from the faucet, is more economical and will pollute less.
Why is water care important?
o 75% of the planet is covered by water and most is salty, only about 3% is fresh water and part of it is frozen in glaciers and icebergs.
o Water is essential for the survival of living beings and this makes it a very valuable resource that we must conserve and share together.