Water conservation refers to the activities and policies of sustainable fresh water as a natural resource and efficient water usage to avoid wastage since it is a limited resource. It also involves the reduction of water usage and recycling for the benefit of human benefits of water conservation include the following,
It helps to save money
The amount of water that we use in our homes, it is supplied by the authority. Therefore we have to pay for the service. The higher the consumption of water the higher the price. Thus when we conserve water one can reduce the amount of money we spend on our water use.
Helps to save energy
Water conservation helps to reduce the amount of energy used in water treatment facilities. When we conserve water, there will be less water to be purified hence less energy is required to pump and treat water.
Reduces the need of establishment of new water treatment facilities
The high consumption of water leads to the need for fresh water treatment facilities since a particular water treatment facility can produce a limited amount of water. It will lead to an increase in the cost of our water bills.
It helps to preserve the environment
Reduction in water loss and usage reduces the energy required to produce more water, and that is needed in our homes, farms, industries, and factories. It helps to conserve fuel and reduce pollution hence a healthy environment.
It helps to build safe and beautiful community services
Most of the community service providers such as hospitals, gas station, firefighters, street cleaners and restaurant require a lot of water to offer safe, healthy and credible services. Reducing the amount of water usage or loss it will ensure that these services are provided enough water that they need to carry out their functions.
It minimizes the effects of droughts and water shortages
Water conservation helps to reduce the instances of water shortages and rationing since some people do not have enough water. Despite the increase in population, water usage should be constant. It also helps to reduce occurrences of future drought.
It guards against an increase in the cost of living and prevention of diseases
Misuse of water will lead to less water supply; this can lead to health problems. Inadequate amount of fresh water increases the risk of occurrence of diseases such as cholera. It leads to a reduced food supply hence an increase in the cost of living.
It helps to protect water resources
Reduction in water usage helps to ensure that the water sources are not affected by the occurrence of drought.
Maintains the health of aquatic animals
Water conservation helps to protect the lives Aquatic animals since they need water to survive.
It makes water available for recreational activities and aesthetic value.
We need fresh water for watering trees and flowers for a beautiful surrounding.
In conclusion, it is good to conserve water since it is an essential resource and water conservation requires collective responsibility. With the increase in population each day we must preserve and save water since it is finite.