Do you know what will happen on planet Earth if the water runs out? Here you have some good options for you to learn to take care of it and teach this to your children.
It is not a secret for anyone that the environmental situation on our planet is going through a rather tragic climate crisis, and to give just one example I will talk about the case of Colombia. The previous year it did not rain as it should have according to the seasons in which it usually occurs, but on the contrary, many regions of the country were affected by the drought. This situation has caused thousands of families, including grazing animals, to be harmed, becoming ill and even starving.
Currently, due to the same droughts that seem to be continuing, we are being warned of an imminent power rationing. This is terrible and I know it first hand, since I was forced to live it a few years ago, accompanied by a time change that left us disoriented for a long time. This affected the population in different ways, for example, families with school-age children had to do work lit by candles, some foods that had to be refrigerated were damaged and many businesses and companies closed because of that.
It is important that we learn and at the same time teach the smallest of the home, the basic ways to preserve the precious liquid, since it becomes so common to have it, that it is not given the importance it should.
In this way, it is essential that we teach children to take care of water, so I offer you below some ways to save it and use it in the best way.
1. Reuse the water in the washing machine
In some cities of Colombia, the cost of water service is very high, not to mention that at any time the service is cut off and families are short of liquid to prepare food and perform other types of household chores. A practical way to deal with this situation is that when the washing machine goes to the rinse cycle, you direct the drain hose towards a container that will hold about 60 liters of liquid. In this way, you can store water simply, cleanly and quickly. You can use the liquid you store to wash the bathroom, the patio or even water the plants.
2. Reduce the amount of water in the toilet
Doing this is a good idea, especially if you consider that each time you activate the toilet lever, about 8 to 10 liters of water are used. To avoid this waste, you can put a couple of bricks (blocks, partitions) inside the tank to prevent it from filling completely and thus the discharge of water will be less.
3. Bathing in half the usual time
If you have young children, encourage them to bathe in half the time they used to. Support them to learn how to do it and watch them so they don’t have soap left or they have some kind of accident. The same advice goes to the grown-ups of the house, for example, when your husband is shaving or while brushing his teeth, turn off the water and use a glass that limits the liquid to use.
Please also read: Why teach children to take care of our planet?
4. Wash the car with just two buckets of water
Before it was normal to wash the car almost every day, now it is recommended to do it once a week and using only two buckets of water, one to moisten and lather it and the other to rinse it off. It seems somewhat difficult and even stingy, but the situation deserves sacrifices.
5. Wash the dishes with a bucket of water
I know that it might seem unhygienic, but believe me it is not, because if you remove the leftover food before moistening the plate, the water will not have to get dirty. You just wet the sponge, moisten the container, lather it up and then put it in the bucket and voila! Your dishes will be clean.
I guess you want your kids to be able to enjoy a beautiful landscape, decorated by streams and pretty trees. However, if you do not start from home to take care of how you use the water, you do not recycle, you do not avoid throwing garbage on the street and so many other nonsense, believe me that the fate of your children could be quite difficult. Many boys and girls in northern Colombia, as well as their families, can testify to this.
Relee: Rule of the three Rs applied at home.