Sustainable water management: how to achieve it


Society has reached a consensus about taking care of the environment, as it’s the only home available to us, at least for now. This is why it’s necessary to know how to take care of planet Earth, taking into account what can be done every day and which environmental vectors are affected by our actions. Energy, water, emissions and waste are key. But reaching a sustainable water management model is also necessary. What can be done to ensure this? Eden analyses it below.

How to apply a sustainable water management model

One of the most important factors when taking care of the environment is saving resources. In the case of water, there are a series of extremely relevant actions that can be performed, which begin by reducing our consumption in order to help planet Earth.

Taps and shut-off valves

The first thing is to analyse shut-off valves, which provide water for homes and businesses. If these devices are slightly closed, the water current will hardly be affected, and yet it will reduce water consumption in a significant way

Another good option is to install water-saving taps. These help reducing water temperature and can also reduce daily water consumption by up to a 50%.

It’s also interesting to install faucet and shower head aereators. These devices mix water and air, producing the same amount of pressure but using less water.

Timing consumption

Any time water provided by a tap isn’t used, it means it’s wasted. This is the reason why it’s important to stop it when it’s not necessary (such as while you are applying soap or shaving). Each minute a tap is opened it uses 12 litres of water (around 3 gallons of water) which means a single minute reduction per day makes a huge difference in a year.

Taking a shower is much more effective than filling a bath tub, as you’ll use 20% less water. If you’re waiting for the water to be at the right temperature, you could also use buckets to collect it and use it later to do the dishes, water plants or flush the toilet.

How to take care of the environment when choosing household appliances

How to take care of the environment when choosing household appliances

The right kind of washing machine or dishwasher can help reducing energy and water consumption, as long as they’re used when loaded to their maximum. The best option is to choose machines that are as closer as possible to the A++ mark, as a washing machine can use up to 70 litres of water, while a dishwasher, 22.

Other ways of taking care of the environment when using water

There are other ways to take care of water consumption. Using recycling paper is one, as it uses 8 times less water than new paper. Recycling water is also possible: for instance, you can water your plants using the same water you cooked in. Another great strategy is not throwing things in the toilet, when they could be discarded in a bin.

By following these steps, we’ll take care of the environment and contribute to develop a sustainable water management model.