Liquid of Life
Of all the other important factors that support the existance of life on the planet, presence of water in pure liquid state, is one undervalued parameter that makes life, in all its forms, thrive here, on Earth. Once contaminated, its very difficult and sometimes not at all feasable to recover clean water. Let's make some simple changes to our lives, so that there may never be any dearth of pure drinking water for our generations to come.
Source:Aqueduct country and river basin rankings 2013
Precautions while using gray water
Never store untreated gray water for reuse. If allowed to sit, gray water quickly turns into a stagnant, sludge-filled concoction of bacteria and pathogens; these elements thrive on some of the same nutrients a garden could benefit from. This feeding frenzy needs to take place in the soil, as described above, not in your tank. If gray water is collected and stored without treatment, it effectively becomes black water in as little as 24 hours.
Rainwater is Chemical Free
Water, the universal solvent, dissolves it all, organic, inorganic, food and poison. It never discriminates, but our bodies do. And for that reason, nature distills it up into the skies to separate our misdeed from the natures good and rain it back down. A short spanned drizzle changes the shape of a dying plant. Rain water if collected properly is the water in its best form that we can receive from nature.
Gray Water Treatment
Have you seen banana planted near the utensil washing areas in traditional Indian homes?Waste water, urine or excess water is sent via a pipe or drain to the ‘basin’ around which the bananas are planted. Because the hole is lined with banana leaves, the water gathers and is absorbed into the sides of the basin, irrigating plants.
Rainwater forWater Security
Chennai is a parched city in India, where city reservoirs reached their day zero(zero water in reservoirs),on 19th, June, 2019. Ironically, the city is rain abundant and receives about 140cm of rainfall annually. Can rainwater harvesting make a difference in this scenario?
Gray Water Reclaimation
Do you really think that the water that is flowing down the drain from washbasins, kitchen sinks is useless enough to slip into sewage gutters. Are we waiting for a spell of drought or a huge water crisis before we could realize the importance of water. Some simple efforts made at household level can lead to enormous water being saved across the globe. But first lets sort how to collect this water before it gets polluted with the black stream.
Rainwater Improves Groundwater Table
The never ending spell of dry season wringes out all the moisture from the soil. The arid land crackes open her moth to cry out to the skies for quenching the thirst much the same as a lactating mother craves for food to feed her baby. Soon it rains and water seeps through the fissures into the womb of the earth where it is stored for all the forms of life to thrive on.
Efficient Car Clean
She was splashing jets of water across the three meters long beefy SUV for the past fifteen minutes, cleaning the mudguards, the body, and the glass, every inch of it. Ironically, Sarita, who washes the car of her employer with free running water, does not have enough water at home to take a bath!
Have you ever noticed some taps which seem to be fetching soda rather water? Ha! Aerated taps are new way to save water. Just like we suggest throttling of taps to save water, tap aerators divide water into numerous fine streams and incorporate air in it during the process.I have seen people rinsing under running water just to achieve that psycological satisfaction of getting cleaned and tap areators serve that pupose in a right way!