Wash Your Hands Right the First Time: Some studies have found that many people wash their hands very quickly, and then before they eat, wash their hands again, to make sure they are clean. If you wash your hands right the first time – for about 15 seconds with soap and water – in many cases you can forgo the second wash.
Give for Water: According to a 2015 study by WaterAid America, one in five babies around the world dies during its first month of life due to lack of clean water. Further, they found that 35 percent of the lower-income countries around the world lack soap and water for proper handwashing. The result is death and disease.
Try Not to Flush: In the late 1970s, a little jingle on the mouths of millions of Californians was “if it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” That jingle helped the state get through one of its worst droughts in history. But we can take that a step further today. Why do we need urinals that use 35,000 gallons of water per year just to flush the “yellow” down? This can be eliminated by using no-water urinal systems. They are clean, sanitary, hygienic, and water efficient.
Make a Pledge: Celebrate World Water Day every day by making a pledge to be aware of your water consumption and take steps to reduce it. Pledges work because once you try it, you quickly learn how easy it is to save water.
For more information on World Water Day 2017, ways to reduce water consumption, and honor World Water Day, call a Waterless Co representative at 800-244-6364.