House Consumption

To make efficient use of water in each of these dbemso spaces consider three aspects: changes of habits of consumption, reparacionesy technological changes. The care of the water in the bathroom represents 65% of the use of water inside the House. to) changes in consumption habits:-take a shower. An immersion bath uses 250 liters of water, against the less than 100 litres that used a shower of 5 minutes, with a normal head. -Close the tap while we dishwashing us, afeitamos us, or brushing teeth. -Do not use the toilet as a trash. Usual practice to the toilet papers, condoms, sanitary pads, butts of cigarettes, among other things. Everytime we do this we use the ability to flush the toilet, which can be avoided with only a basket next to the same place.

(b) repairs:-check the toilet for leaks. A leak in the toilet can waste 200 000 litres of water per year c) technological changes:-toilets: we can incorporate a mechanism of interruption of shock or a counterweight which interrupt the flow when we stopped pressing the push button. -Taps: install taps, or add reducing the flow of water or aerators to conventional taps. We also have taps that act with a sensor and only ejected water spray when they detect heat from our hands (when the hands are removed, are cut automatically) – showers: If we install a reducer of flow or aerators, water consumption is reduced to 10 litres per minute. I.e. for a 5 minute shower we empleariamos 50 litres of water care in the kitchen water used in the kitchen represents 10% of the total consumption of water inside the House.

((a) changes in consumption habits: – do not defrost food under running water – fill the dishwasher before using it – if we wash dishes by hand, must not do this with the tap open (b) repairs:-check if the faucets do not have leaks. (c) technological changes: – buy an efficient dishwasher (consumes approximately 15 litres of water per wash cycle) – install aerators in faucets flow reducers. Caring for water in the wash tub water which we use in the laundry room represents 20% of the water consumption within the House. to) changes in consumption habits:-using the dishwasher when it is full. -Adjust the amount of detergent according to the water hardness. -Whenever possible, avoid the prewash in the washing machine. ((b) technological changes:-buy an efficient washer (consumes 12 liters of water per each kilogram of clothes) care of the water in the garden to) changes in consumption habits:-watering in less heat hours; so less water is lost through evaporation. -No water only out of habit or because find us pleasant. We should check the soil moisture before watering. -Let grow the grass up to 5 or 6 cm. More tall grass requires less water. (b) technological changes:-acquire diffusers and sprinklers. The car washing to) recourse to an automatic car wash center. These centers only use 35 litres of water, against the 500 litres that are used with a manual cleaning with hose without automatic cutting. (b) If you opt for manual washing at home, use a bucket and a sponge (save 450 litres of water) washing of sidewalks and patios can be enough a broom and shovel, or the use of wet mops. Avoid, wherever possible, the use of the hose because it will represent a consumption of approximately 200 litres of water.