According to a statistic on Mother Nature Network, the earth consists of 97% salt water and the last 3% is fresh water. Out of that 3%, only 1% is sustainable drinking water while the other percentage contains ice caps and glaciers. The fresh supply of drinking water is limited for us, which means we should take care to conserve it as much as possible to ensure that we survive long into the future as our population continues to grow. The more people there are on earth, the more who need clean water to live.
In our circumstance today, many people are relying on clean and fresh water as an important resource for daily upkeeps. These can be farmers needing to water crops to grow more food for our growing population. Fresh water is also needed to help keep livestock hydrated and clean such as chicken, cows, and pigs. This also goes in helping endangered species survive. Not having enough clean water supply for these animals can negatively impact our health and living conditions.
Not only do we need to water to live, but plants need a great deal of it. Plants get nourishment from the soil they are planted in and if not watered properly the plant itself will die. It is imperative that we keep the soil that our plants and crops grow in nourished with fresh water to maintain our food supply.
Conserving water also reduces energy use and help save us money in the long run. Households that contain several residents often use more energy and water compared to a home that contains 1-2 people. It’s important for larger households to use less water to help balance the usage of water consumption. Everyone needs clean water and our population is growing immensely putting our water resource in danger.
Reserving water means using the resource that we have wisely and ensuring that we try to preserve as much of it as we can. Committing to reserving water doesn’t mean you have to go to the extreme. A little effort every day can make all the difference. Whether that be using low flow shower heads or storing a few gallons of drinking water in the fridge. Each and every one of us depends on water to live and learning how to conserve it can help our ecosystem and future generations survive.