How to Survive a Water Crisis

drip of water from a faucet

In this day and age, nothing is more inconvenient than a water crisis. Sadly, it sometimes has to happen. What do you do to make sure that you don’t get the losing end of a water shortage?

It can get stressful to have to worry about water supply. It’s one of our basic needs, and each person is expected to consume 6 to 8 glasses of water a day for optimum health. This is a non-negotiable activity, but there are other things that you can do. Before you start shopping for large water storage tanks for sale, check out these ideas:

Take a Bath Every Two Days

This might not sound like good news to some people, but it works. You can lessen the frequency of bath time. In line with this, you can also use a pail system instead of a shower so that you don’t waste any drop while you clean yourself. Taking a bath every two days is a small but meaningful contribution that you can make to saving more water for your community. The supply can extend considerably, especially if you are a member of a large family and you all implement this at the same time.

Turn Laundry Water into Plant Water

In the last washing of clothes, you might find that the water is still clean. Turn this last batch of water into something that you can use. For instance, use the water for the plants in your garden. Find ways like this where you have multiple purposes for water so that you are hitting two birds in one stone.

Use Alternative Water Sources

man drawing water from the wel

You can pump water from a deep well. Sanitation issues aside, pump water or water from alternative sources can still be used for washing dishes, doing the laundry, and other activities that require water without too much focus on sanitation.

Forego Certain Water-intensive Tasks

You might want to go easy on the hose with car washing. You can try wiping it first and then save a full-blown car bath when the water supply is more abundant or when the car is incredibly dirty. These water-intensive tasks siphon the little that’s left of your supply, so be careful when doing this.

Turn Water Saving into an Advocacy

Lead the way and set a good example. Don’t just limit the initiative in your home. Invite other people to join you as well. Encourage your neighbors and your friends to embrace a similar stance when it comes to conserving water. Show them the techniques that you have developed and form a community of water-conscious individuals in your neighborhood. Collectively, the little that you do can help the community.

In the end, while you patiently wait for the water supply to go back to normal, try these things first. You might be surprised by how manageable it can get. Over time, you can and will get used to practicing these habits. The more people you can involve, the better for your water shortage problem.

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