Rain Water Harvesting For Consumption<br />Cost Rs 4.5 lakh to harvest more than 170 million litres of water annually.<br />Soft Water;<br />5mg/gal of dissloved minerals as compared to 500 in city water<br />Many use similar system for laundry and toilets<br />
TOILET USAGE<br />A family of 4 uses 881 gallons of water per week just to flush their toilets<br />If everyone in india flushed one less time a day we could save enough water to make a square mile lake that is four feet deep everyday.<br />
<ul><li>Toilets made before 1993,uses between 3.5 and 8 gallons per flush.
KITCHEN IMPROVEMENTS<br />Install low-flow faucet aerators.<br />Only run dishwasher when full.<br />New dishwasher are powerfull. Dont pre-wash dishes.<br />Collect excess sink water for watering plants.<br />A garbage disposal wastes lots of water<br />Do not leave running while washing dishes.<br />
LAUNDRY<br />Replace old washer with water saver model. New models use 23 gallons as compared to the 41 of the older machines.<br />Only wash full loads.<br />Pretreat stains to svoid rewashing.<br />The washing machine accounts for 21.7% of typical water use.<br />
When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.<br />Some refrigerators, air conditioners and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.<br />Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.<br />Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.<br />Choose shrubs and groundcovers instead of turf for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.<br />Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.<br />Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.<br />Plant in the fall when conditions are cooler and rainfall is more plentiful.<br />