10 Advices You Need to Tell Your Kids About Water Preservation

Do you have a kid? Well, if you do, then you have a duty to tell your child about water preservation. As a parent, how would you let the kid understand that water is such a very precious resource and that it’s a sin to waste it? How would you teach him or her to not toss things into the drain so that poor mama would not be calling on the blocked drain plumber Sydney contractor to fix the clogged kitchen sink?

What does water conservation really mean?

Experts define water conservation as the efficient manner of using water in order to lessen unnecessary use of it. By conserving water, you are making a difference in your life, in your community, because you care about other people and think about having enough water for everyone. Water as a basic human resource is life itself. You cannot survive during a long drought without it. It’s everyone’s task to preserve it because aside from being an expensive resource, water is also not unlimited. 

Teach your child to save water at home.

There are a hundred ways to conserve water that you can teach to your kid even at an early age. You could do it during playtime, bath time or even during work time. If the kid is attending school, surely the school authorities are also teaching their students how to use water wisely. Here below are some advice you can tell your children about ways to preserve water.

At playtime

  1. Use the sprinkler to water the lawn while at the same time having fun cooling themselves off.
  2. Use recreational water toys that don’t need large amounts of water to fill up or don’t need a steady flow of water.
  3. Keep water level in the pool low so that no water is wasted when splashing.
  4. Don’t throw water out of the pool.

When drinking

  1. Reserve one glass for your drinking water for the entire day. Or else, have a water bottle and refill it when empty. This will decrease the number of glasses to wash.
  2. Instead of opening the tap oftentimes in a day, get water from a pitcher kept inside the refrigerator. This is to avoid any unnecessary drip from the tap.

When washing

  1. When teaching kids how to wash dishes by hand, put water in one basin as wash water and in another basin as rinse water. Don’t keep water from the faucet running.
  2. Wash fruits and vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of streaming water from the tap.
  3. Turn off the water while soaping your hands and while lathering your body and hair.
  4. When washing pets outdoors, choose a place where the yard needs water the most.