When studying geography, we learn of renewable and non-renewable resources. The importance of preserving non-renewable resources such as coal, natural gas, and oil is immediately evident to us even at that tender age. These resources are quite literally used to power our lives. Electricity generated through coal fired power plants power almost 37% of the world. Natural gas is used to light our stoves and cook our food. Oil is an extremely essential commodity that has not just use of its own, but also produces extremely valuable by-products. In the midst of all this, we tend to forget all about the renewable resources. While solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy will not be going away any time soon, water, another resource listed as renewable might. With 71% of the world being covered with water, it isn’t surprising that many of tend to put water conservation in the back of our heads. However, what is also true is that 97% of all the water on Earth is salt-water, which is unfit for consumption, and only 3% is available for drinking. Of this 3%, 2% is locked away in glaciers and ice caps leaving only a miniscule 1% available for consumption. If we do not watch our steps, this 1% may also soon deplete. Therefore, it is important for each and every one of us to work towards ensuring that our water reserves are conserved. Here are three ways each and every one of us can contribute.
- Leaking faucets and opened taps only attract our attention after it is often too late, and many gallons of water have been wasted. One of the easiest ways for all of us to conserve water is to make sure that any leaks are fixed promptly, and that taps are opened only for use, and never forgotten. Furthermore, we should try our best to limit our usage of water while washing dishes, washing cars, during baths, and just about any other activity that requires using water. This can not only be cost effective for us, owing to the rapidly increasing prices of water but can also be a great way for us to be greener and more efficient with only a small change to our lifestyle. Imparting the importance of water conservation to our children can ensure that our future generations work for the betterment of the planet from the get-go.
- However, simply using minimal water can sometimes not be enough of an effort. Rapidly growing civilisation has had many damaging effects upon the environment. Deforestation has led to a great change in the climate of the world, leading to unpredictable weather patterns. Regions previously blessed with regular rains have been hit by droughts and drier regions have seen torrential floods. Reforesting our lands can be a great way for us to clear the atmosphere of the harmful gases which cause climate change, and can also help to restore regional watersheds, leading to greater accumulation of ground water.
- Perhaps the most useful way for us all to restore ground water to its original levels is to invest in rainwater harvesting. With rainwater now being collected underground instead of being run off, it can be used to wash our cars, clothes and even for baths, thus reducing the strain on ground water. Furthermore, this can be a great relief to us in terms of cost, as it can lead to us using less water. The Chemstore Group can provide the best FRP underground rainwater harvesting tanks, which can be installed in the pan of a single day. Made to the highest Australian standards, designed to last, and customised to your specific needs, you can now play your part in saving water whether you are a home owner or an industrialist.
Rainwater harvesting tanks can be the one-time investment which can give you amazing long term benefits. Not only will you be more efficient, but will also be more cost effective as the collected rainwater can be used for all purposes. With the highest quality tanks provided by a prestigious company, you can also be sure that the tanks will last you a lifetime. Simply contact the Chemstore Group today to get started on your journey to make the earth a better place.