Water is the most misused as well as wasted natural resources. As a result, different types of waste being dumped into the water are gradually limiting the supply of freshwater. Conserving water means using the water supply sensibly and conscientiously by keeping the water away from pollution to make it safe to consume. The droughts occurring around the world is increasing the demand for fresh and clean water. Therefore, the need to conserve water is extremely crucial as it prevents the water from becoming impure and safeguards the environment for present and future generations. Let’s find out the reason why water conservation is important.
Water is one of the essential natural resources. All living beings rely on it for survival. We need water for almost everything starting from cooking, cleaning, bathing, washing to several other daily activities. Water is also very important to keep our digestive system healthy as up to 60% of the human body is occupied with water.
Food And Energy Saving
Conservation of water is also important because it keeps the soil fertile for growing fruits and vegetables. It is also essential to feed and grow the livestock that we consume to maintain the ecosystem. Water is an important component of photosynthesis that is carried out by plants to produce oxygen and to absorb carbon dioxide from the environment. Moreover, water makes up about 70% of the surface of the Earth, but out of this we only have 0.03% of freshwater. The equipment used in the central facility to pump the water from underground to homes and offices requires a very high amount of energy. Hence, by saving water, we can also save a lot of energy resource.
The processing of water to deliver it fresh to consumers requires money. Therefore, the consumers are charged a certain amount of price to consume water. This brings us to our point that the less we conserve water, the greater will be the demand for freshwater, increasing the cost of water. For example, Singapore does not have its freshwater, and so it has to borrow raw water from Malaysia. So, an average Singaporean spends a minimum of $40-50 on freshwater, which covers the cost of the production and supply of the water.
Protecting aquatic life is one of the most important reasons to conserve water. Water is home to billions of fishes, animals and plants. Unfortunately, millions of aquatic living beings die every year as a result of water pollution. We need to acknowledge that life underwater is just as important, and we have to take responsibility and strongly lean towards water conservation.
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In a nutshell, we can even refer to water as life. Water gives us food; it keeps us clean and helps protect our surroundings. It is one of the basic elements of survival, and the Earth has plenty of it. Thus, it is our prudent duty to conserve water and use it wisely.