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Fresh Water Is Depleting
depleting water
Fresh water is more important than electricity. Good businessmen will not pollute fresh water because economic growth is impossible without fresh water. But we are destroying sources of fresh water, i.e forests and aquifers.

The amount of fresh water itself does not reduce because rain will bring water back to land. However there will be insufficient water to use due to the following factors.

  1. There is no forest to catch rainwater so rainwater flows back to sea as flood.
  2. Water on land is polluted.
  3. Usage of water is faster than suppy and conservation.

Countries that conserve fresh water will rise in power if major water crisis happens. Israel is already doing that, turning desert to farmland.

Indeed the water that we save diligently has been lavishly wasted by many people. But we still should continue to save water, while spreading the awareness.

Some low-tech ways to conserve water
  1. Build rain harvesting system.
  2. Use drip irrigation for agriculture.
  3. Do not let water run for nothing when brushing teeth.
  4. Use composting toilets instead of flush toilets.
  5. Avoid buying bottled water. Manufacturing of plastic bottles needs a lot of water.
  6. Collect greywater from showers, and water from simple washing, such as washing an apple, for gardening purpose.
  7. Do not deforest water catchment area.
  8. Drink only water because materials to make beverages need water to produce.
  9. Each family should not own more than one car to minimize water used in car washing.
  10. Do not use bathtub.
Posted: 2016-10-21 by Ong Seng Aun.
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