We highlight the importance of fresh water every year on 22 March, also known as World Water Day. Even though 70% of the Earth is made up of water, only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water. Of that 3%, we only drink and use 1% (the rest is in the form of ice). Without water, we would not be able to survive. It is up to us to help conserve our water supply.
Here’s how you can teach your little one to use water sparingly:
- Close taps tightly.
- Don’t leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth.
- When the kids are thirsty, pour half glasses of water. Kids seldom finish a full glass of water.
- Let your kids share a bath, fill it up only enough to cover their knees (if that), or let them take quick showers.
- Water the garden early in the morning or late evening so most water isn’t evaporated in the heat of the day.
- Running through the sprinklers is a memorable part of every childhood. Move the sprinklers to the driest part of the grass where water is most needed.
- Ensure the dishwasher and washing machine’s child-lock is activated when it’s not in use, so little ones don’t turn it on by mistake.
- When you rinse vegetables, catch the water in a container and use it to water your plants.