Friday, June 19, 2009

Exercise those wrist muscles

Simple maths:

A dripping tap can waste upto 1 litre of water every hour, which is 24 litres a day, which adds upto 8760 litres of water a year.

We drink around 2 litres of water a day.

Let’s start with something very simple. Just exercise your grip a little more and make sure the tap is COMPLETELY off when you turn it off. It really does not take much effort. If you spot a dripping tap, just think of how much water is being wasted, the water that could quench the thirst of 12 people in a day. Once you turn off that tap, trust me, you’ll get that good feeling you get when you help somebody. After all, you HAVE helped saving someone’s share of drinkable water.


  1. and all those flushes left on at full speed...esepcially in the hostel...jus mammoth water gushers....

  2. Food = water
    A new report by the Stockholm International Water Institute has determined that the wastage of food means wastage of a large amount of water. According to a report in Discovery News, given that crop production uses about 1,800 trillion gallons (1,700 cubic miles) of water a year, almost 40 per cent of which comes from irrigation rather than rainwater, that loss represents a lot of water.

    The report says that in the United States itself, up to 30 per cent of food is tossed out each year, worth about 48.8 billion US dollars, which is equivalent to flushing 10 trillion gallons of water down the drain.