Water quality and quantity are closely linked, as the volume of water decreases, the quality will also be reduced because there is less water to dilute contaminants. Communities can protect drinking water by reducing water consumption.
Consider that a running hose uses 500 litres of water in an hour. When washing the car try using a bucket and sponge or use a commercial car wash instead of a hose. A leaking tap wastes 25 litres of water a day or 9,000 litres per year. Instead of letting the tap run, use a basin to wash your fruit and vegetables and give the leftover water to your potted plants or the garden. Bathtub water can also be used to water plants.
Do you leave the tap running when brushing your teeth? A running tap loses 6 litres of water per minute. Spend less time in the shower - - around five minutes is good. Baths use more than twice the volume of water as a shower.
PURE SCIENCE: Filtering systems can eliminate unwanted elements from drinking water, points out Michel Lacombe.