The earth is changing, and it is time to take notice and change with it. Be proactive and intentional in the decisions you make each day, such as with your home water consumption. Try one or all of these beneficial actions to be the change you want to see in the world. Keep reading to learn more.
Ways To Be More Environmental In Your Life
Installing one or two water tanks on your property will prove beneficial. Collecting and storing rainwater with high-quality water tanks strategically placed near areas around your yard that require watering is the perfect solution to save on your water bill. Personal rainwater tanks harvest water that you can use for multiple applications such as gardening and general irrigation, cleaning, animal watering, and the list goes on.
Choose from a variety of catchment systems to naturally blend into your property’s landscape. Install filters to sift out debris such as leaves, dirt, and anything else that might fall in. Add a tap to your water tank to make it easier to retrieve and use the rainwater. And, with proper maintenance on your rainwater tank, you can use it reliably for years.
Invest in a Reusable Water Bottle
Water is a vital part of your existence. Your body requires it to stay alive and function properly. Being well-hydrated helps you think clearly and maintains your skin’s suppleness.
Instead of purchasing single-use plastic water bottles, buy one or two reusable water bottles for daily use. This will reduce plastic from entering the recycling system and help eliminate it from being produced in the first place.
Select easy-to-clean bottles made from sustainable materials. Before buying the water bottles, take note of the size of things such as your vehicle’s cup holders, your purse or gym bag’s built-in water bottle pockets, and anything else that applies. Only opt for reusable water bottles that will fit well in these areas so you do not limit your options for being environmental.
Once you have your reusable water bottle of choice in hand, refill it at your kitchen tap or in public water bottle refilling stations. Keep it within view to remind you to use it and bring it wherever you go. You will feel better for drinking more water and doing your part for the environment.
Use Grey Water at Home
Grey water is generally clean water that collects from routine household tasks, including rinsing but not washing the dishes, washing the clothes, and bathing, among other things. While this type of water is not considered to be contaminated, it is not suitable for drinking or viewed as potable once more; however, it is appropriate for many other things.
Some common uses for grey water are:
- Watering household plants
- Irrigating lawns and outside ornamental plants
- Flushing the toilet
- Cleaning vehicles
- Scrubbing outdoor furniture
Here is a helpful video guiding you on the best practices for using grey water in your garden.
Make time in your day to begin a more environmental lifestyle at home. Collect water from resources such as natural rainwater and grey water to reuse around your house and yard. The environment will thank you, and so will your utility bill.