Water is a critical resource that we must all guard and protect. The UN global scale on water security stipulates a minimum of 1000 cubic metres per person per year hence, Kenya is still ranked as a severe water stress country. The government through the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation has stepped up efforts to increase access to clean and safe water and targets 80% coverage by the year 2022, there is need to conserve and save what we have. It is the little things that make a difference.
We hope these basic simple water saving tips will help us develop a culture of water saving and conservation.
1. Do not leave the water running while brushing your teeth. Just wet your toothbrush, turn of the water then turn on again as you rinse your mouth.
2. If you are using an irrigation system in your farm, ensure there are no leaks or clogs that would lead to wastage. Water the plants during early morning or late evening hours to lessen evaporation.
3. Water obtained from Rain Water Harvesting is clean for domestic use in the house and irrigation. This will save you costs and supplement the other sources of water.
4. If you have bottled drinking water that you have drunk some of it and cannot finish all at once, carry the remaining water so that you drink later to avoid wastage.
5. Invest in water-efficient goods such as showerheads, taps, toilets and washing machines.
Written by Joyce Jepkemboi
Published on 22nd October, 2021