Drinking Water Week is observed annually (May 6 to 12, 2018), the significance of which highlights the importance of water in our lives. It also focuses on enlightening us on how to “protect the source” of this natural resource that perpetuates life on the planet.

Hence, not only is water intake on a day to day basis vital to our health, Drinking Water Week serves to remind us of this important need to conserve this life-giving natural element.

Here are a few tips to utilize water properly:

Repair broken fixtures, inside and out, to avoid unnecessary leaking.

Fill your sink or bowl when washing and flushing dishes.

Just run the dishwasher and clothes washer when they are full. This saves you time as well as energy. Be effective in performing such daily chores.

Don’t keep the water running as you brush your teeth. Open the faucet when you actually need it before or after brushing. Better yet, shave and use the cleanser while in the shower. Fill the sink to shave.

Repair flawed toilets. Include 12 drops of sustenance shading into the tank, and if shading shows up in the bowl one hour later, it means that the latrine is spilling.

Introduce a latrine dam, spigot aerators, and low-stream showerheads.

Apply mulch around bushes and blossom beds to diminish dissipation, advance plant development, and control weeds.

Gather precipitation for the water system in a screened compartment (to avert mosquito hatchlings development).

Continuously utilize a sweeper to clean walkways, garages, decks, and patios, instead of hosing off these zones.