Monday, March 25, 2013

World Water Day - 22 March 2013


World Water Day is held annually on 22nd March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.

 In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, People all around the world take action to raise awareness on water issues and improve the management of our water resources by getting involved!

Water touches every facet of life and its complexity makes water a challenging issue to discuss.

Here are few tips to save water:

What you can do :
How much you can save:
Water your lawn 1 to 2 days a week instead of 5 days a week
Saves up to 840 gallons per week
Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads and repair promptly
Saves up to 500 gallons per month
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.
Saves up to 150 gallons each time
Install a smart sprinkler controller that adjusts watering based on weather, soil type, amount of shade and plant type.
Saves up to 40 gallons per day
Water your plants in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation and ineffective watering due to wind
Saves up to 25 gallons each time
Fix household leaks promptly
Saves up to 20 gallons per day
Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
Saves up to 50 gallons per week

 I would ask all of us to remember that protecting our environment is about protecting where we live and how we live. Let us join together to protect our health, our economy, and our communities -- so all of us and our children and our grandchildren can enjoy a healthy and a prosperous life.

                                                                                     
-Carol Browner, Former EPA Administrator

Where there is water, there is life.
Where there is life, there is water.
Save Water, Save Life.


NOTE: Received this on mail.

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