Do You Know How Much Water You Use?
Many people do not realize the amount of water used in everyday activities. Knowing how much water is used will help you determine what is "normal" for your household and may show you ways to conserve.
General Water Conservation Tips
- Create an awareness of the need for water conservation among your children. Avoid the purchase of recreational water toys which require a constant stream of water.
- Be aware of and follow all water conservation and water shortage rules and restrictions which may be in effect.
- Report all significant water losses (broken pipes, open hydrants, errant sprinklers, abandoned free-flowing wells, etc.) to the property owner, local authorities or the Water and Sewerage Authority at 800-LEAK (5235).
- Encourage your friends and neighbors to be part of a water conscious community. Promote water conservation in community newsletters, on bulletin boards and by example.
- Conserve water because it is the right thing to do. Don't waste water just because someone else is footing the bill .
Every person can make a difference. So tell your friends, neighbors and
co-workers to "Turn It Off" and Keep It Off when your pipes are not in use.
Trinidad and Tobago has experienced a period of relatively rapid population growth, which has put a significant demand on the resources of the country. Inevitably resulting in an increase in the demand for water and wastewater services.
Additionally, industrialization, climate change and environmental degradation of our water resources have also significantly impacted on the availability of this precious resource. This reality is not limited to Trinidad and Tobago, but also includes the world's population, which is facing a 'water crisis'. The major aspects of this water crisis relate to the scarcity of usable water and water pollution.
Although water is a renewable resource, pollution, excessive extraction and destruction of our watersheds can lead to dire consequences. It has become necessary therefore to ensure the sustainability of our water resources for future generations and this means we must start conserving today and use our water wisely!