Picture the scene.
You wake up late, and the clock says it’s already 9:30am. You jump out of the bed, and run directly to the bathroom sink, turn on the knob, and nothing. You continue turning on the knob waiting for something to happen. Nothing. Not even one drop.
Many of us don’t care whether water comes from a reservoir, lake, groundwater or a river, because water is just always there. It’s never a matter of life or death. That’s why many people take water for granted.
Do you realize that water quality is also equal to physical health? Access to clean water stabilizes communities, the lack of access undermines societies.
In America, there are 1.7 million people suffering of water poverty right now.
The U.S Office of the Director of National Intelligence even ranked water scarcity as the second major threat to United States national security after terrorism!
Nationwide water shortages may be closer than we think. This is why we must remember that we are all responsible for our water resources, and should do anything in our power to reverse any harm to them.
Water efficient fixtures
Efficiency allows you to do more with less, and water efficient technologies are the easiest way to save energy and water at the same time. In today’s market, high efficiency faucets, toilets and showerheads are readily available. New showerheads can save you up to 70% of water and even recycle the water for later use.
And, if you are a man, and visit a modern office, airport or stadium, chances are that you have used a Waterfree urinal or a hybrid. Waterfree urinals originate from the clever idea that urine, which it is 96% water, doesn’t need to waste precious water to flush it down the drain. Instead, waterfree urinals use a special cartridge in which the urine passes and traps any odors inside.
More recently, Falcon Waterfree Technologies introduced the Hybrid, which is more amazing than any other urinal to date and works as a virtually waterfree urinal, guaranteeing cleaner pipes, virtually no odor, water savings and maximum LEED points!
Imagine you have helped that facility saved an average of up to or more than 40,000 gallons of water a year just by using a waterfree urinal!
Eliminating pipe leaks
You might think that leaky pipes are not enough to stop a water crisis. However, the average American household’s leaks can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water per year, the equivalent to 270 loads of laundry.
In fact, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a Chicago-based non-profit that studies the urban environment, reports that in the United States an average of SIX BILLION gallons of water disappear a day through leaking pipes!
Today, you can use the latest technological advances that allow engineers with absolute clarity and precision to identify the tiniest leaks.
Use smart meters
It’s time for your water bill to meet the 21st century! And this is exactly WaterSmart, a San Francisco-based company, have done! Their geniuses created an algorithm that tracks the water use of every room in your house, and compares its use against your neighbors’’! —It’s difficult to ignore your individual household water use when your entire neighborhood knows that you need to “take some action” in your water consumption.