Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland
The prosperity of Hong Kong today cannot be achieved without the help of the motherland.
In the early 1960s, Hong Kong suffered from a severe drought and water shortage reached the point where the water supply was only four hours a day. The Central Government decided to build the Dongshen Water Supply Project to relieve Hong Kong’s water difficulties.
The Dongshen Water Supply Project, the largest inter-basin water transfer project in the country at that time, completely ended the difficult situation of severe water shortage in Hong Kong, and laid a solid foundation for Hong Kong to solve basic livelihood problems and rapid economic development. By December 2017, the project had supplied a total of 24 billion cubic meters of water to Hong Kong, equivalent to carrying 1.5 Dongting Lakes, accounting for 75% of Hong Kong’s total water demand.
Nowadays, with sufficient water, we should cherish water resources all the more.
Here are 9 ways to save water.
1. Turn Off Faucets
Whether you’re brushing your teeth, shaving, or simply washing your hands and face, it’s important to always turn of the tap. Bathroom faucets release about two gallons of water a minute, so you can save hundreds of gallons per month if you simply turn faucets off until it’s time to rinse.
2. Fix Leaky Faucets
To prevent water loss, make sure none of your faucets are leaking, as even the smallest of leaks can waste as much as 20 gallons of water per day. More so, a leaking toilet can waste roughly 200 gallons each day.
3. Skip the Half-Loads
Half-loaded dishwasher or washing machines are a huge source of waste, so if possible, wait until you have a full load before running your next cycle.
4. Catch and Reuse
To further conserve, use a bucket to capture water under your colander when you rinse vegetables and fruits. You can then reuse this water for watering plants or cleaning outdoor areas. More so, you can even put a bucket under your shower to catch any water that would otherwise drain away.
5. Fill Up Your Sink When Washing Dishes
Instead of running a steady stream of water to wash plates one at a time, fill the sink up and wash your dishes and cutlery in a warm, soapy bath. Once the grease and food particles have been removed, quickly rinse the items under the faucet. According to the EPA, this method uses half the amount of water you would use washing each item under a running faucet.
6. Cover Your Pool
When you’re not using your pool, make sure to properly cover it. This can reduce evaporation and also decrease the amount of replacement water needed by about 30 to 50 percent.
7. Install a Water Storage Tank
Place water tanks (these can even be simple 55-gallon drums) under gutters and downspouts outside of your house to collect rainwater falling from the roof. By doing so, you can then use this water for gardening, etc. You can also filter this water and reuse it for showering.
8. Switch to Water-Efficient Home Appliances
Older washing machines, toilets, faucets, and dishwashers tend to use more water than newer, eco-friendly models. So, if possible, swap your water-hungry, old appliances for greener ones that use less water.
9.use a water saving faucet
With the update of technology, the faucet was researched in many water-saving styles, and experiments have proven that faucets with water-saving aerator save 30% of water than faucets without water-saving aerator.
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