Water is vital for the survival of living things.
From the smallest living organism to the largest living being, it is water that sustains all biological life and all human activities.
Water, which is our most important source of nutrients for our survival, is a fundamental element in the functioning of the circulatory and digestive systems, as well as fulfilling an important task in removing waste and toxic substances from our body.
Water is life. An important part of the human organism consists of water. Water is always needed in order to have blood circulation, to remove harmful substances from the body, and to function without drying out the inner membranes. For this, every healthy person needs at least 1.5 liters of water a day, except for excessive sweating and diarrhea.
Water covers 3/4 of our world. 60% of our body is water.
Only 2.5% of the world's water is fresh water. 70% of this is found in glaciers, soil, atmosphere, groundwater and is unusable.
There is not enough water in the world!
Due to the rapid increase in the population and the constant water resources, the need for water is increasing day by day.
Per capita water consumption in the world is around 800 m3 per year. 1.4 billion people, which corresponds to approximately 20% of the world's population, are deprived of adequate drinking water, and 2.3 billion people long for healthy water.
In addition, by 2050, the number of countries suffering from water shortages will increase to 54, and the number of people who have to live under these conditions will increase to 3.76 billion. This will mean that 40% of the world's population, which is expected to be 9.4 billion in 2050, will suffer from water shortages.
Every year, 2 million people, mostly children, die from intestinal infections caused by inappropriate water use and poor hygienic conditions.
In addition, chronic fluoride deficiency and many similar conditions become a very serious problem.
Hepatitis A and malaria still maintain its importance as a serious health problem in many parts of the world.
It will be possible to prevent them by increasing the usable water quality and improving the sanitary conditions.
In order for a country to be considered water-rich, the annual per capita water amount must be at least 8000 - 10.000 m3 and Turkey is not a water-rich country. The annual amount of water per capita in Turkey is 1,430 m3.
Start Saving Water in the Kitchen
Did you know that most of the water used at home is used in the kitchen? For this reason, the savings you make in the kitchen are of great importance both for your bills and for the environment. If you want to be careful about this and save water in the kitchen;
- Do not hand wash your dishes.
- Do not run the dishwasher before it is full.
- Take care to wash vegetables and fruits in a container filled with water. Do not open the tap and keep it under it for a long time.
- Use water-saving tap head in your kitchen.
Review Your Bathroom Water Expenditures
Bathrooms are one of the areas where water is frequently used in the house. You can control your water consumption by taking into account the situations where water is wasted, such as showering, flushing, hand-face washing. To do this;
- Pay attention to the use of the siphon.
- Do not throw toilet paper in the toilet. This may cause you to use the siphon twice.
- Use an economical double-push (more and less water) siphon system. Thus, you can use more or less water when necessary.
- Take care to keep your shower time short.
- Do not leave the tap on for a long time while brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
- Turn off the water while soaping or shampooing.
- Make sure your faucets are not dripping.
- Use water saving devices in your bathroom.
- Do not run the washing machine before it is full.