With the ability to go to the closest sink, turn on the faucet, and get as much water as we want, it can be easy to forget how increasingly limited our water supply is becoming. Many argue it’s being caused by several factors working together. From population changes to climate shifts and land development, the causes continue to change, but one fact does remain … water conservation is more important now than ever before. However, some critics don’t agree, and to help clear up any confusion, we’d like to address a few water conservation myths that perpetuate the issue.
Myth 1 – We Don’t Need to Conserve Water
Often an excuse used by people who’ve never experience a water shortage, it’s important that we all do our best to conserve water at every opportunity. This includes everything from small home conservation efforts, to conservation efforts made by entire metropolitan areas.
Myth 2 – Conservation Doesn’t Make a Difference
If only one person conserves water for one day, it absolutely DOES make a difference. If we work together to conserve water in a variety of ways it can add up very quickly, especially if your community is experiencing a drought.
Myth 3 – There’s More than Enough Water in the World
It’s a fact that ⅔ thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in water, however, just 1% of that is considered drinking water. And this small segment is fighting pollution contamination, all while our growing population is diminishing its supply.
Myth 4 – The Demand for Water Isn’t Increasing
With the growth explosion in our population over the last 50 years, we are undoubtedly using more and more water. Our demand for drinking water has more than double over this time.
Myth 5 – Water Shortages Only Happen in Undeveloped or Underdeveloped Areas
Although it is extremely common for underdeveloped nations to experience severe hardships because of the lack of suitable drinking water, many communities all over the U.S. experience regular droughts and need to band together to conserve water as much as possible.
Water Conservation Myths Debunked
As you can see, every little bit you can contribute to water conservation can have a tremendous impact on your home, your community, your area, and your world. Encourage others to conserve water whenever possible and help keep our fresh water supply clean and plentiful! If you have any questions about conserving water or have a leaky faucet, toilet, or pipe that is wasting water regularly, contact Action Plumbing today for assistance!