Monday, 15 February 2010

Water Conservation Initiative

Water is precious, yet it is being wasted or poorly managed. You can help promote water conservation by sending on this meme. If you do, simply follow these rules:

1. Create a blog entry entitled "Water Conservation Initiative".
2. Post the Water Initiative Network's Water Facts in your post.
3. List 3 things YOU will do to save water.
4. Add in the photo above, or any photo you have taken of a waterfall, river or lake.
5. End with the line: "Find out more about water conservation and good governance by joining the Water Initiative Network on Facebook!

Tag 5 or more blog/FB friends. Be sure to copy the rules, okay?

1. Of every 100 drops of water on earth, 97 are too salty to drink, 2 are locked in ice and snow, and 1 is fresh water.
2. The daily requirement for sanitation, bathing, and cooking needs, as well as for assuring survival, is about 50 litres per person.
3. Reducing shower time from 20 mins to 8 mins saves up to 360 litres of water per shower.
4. A small drip from a faucet can waste as much as 75 litres of water a day.
5. Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom. To flush a toilet, we use up to 9 litres of water.
6. Water-efficient toilets and washing machines are good ways to save water.
7. A low-tech way to save water is to form the habit of turning on the tap to low flow and turning it off when the water is not needed.
8. Non-revenue water (i.e. stolen or wasted water) constitutes 36% of water 'used' in Selangor, Malaysia, and this raises the cost of water for everyone.
9. Water supply infrastructure cost billions of ringgit. This money could be spent in more useful ways.
10. Large areas of forests are cleared to make way for water supply dams to accommodate our soaring demand for water. These forests and their wildlife represent our natural heritage.


1. I will fix the faulty taps that leak drops of water.

2. I will not let the shower run while I lather myself.

3. I will recycle the water used for washing to water the plants.


1. Think & Create
2. The English Cottage
3. I Am Malaysian
4. As Zewt As It Gets
5. O.B.E

Find out more about water conservation and good governance by joining the Water Initiative Network on Facebook! Visit us AT THIS LINK.


zewt said...

i dont do tags but this might be an exception.... see if i can fit one in...

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Great tips! Thank you for doing this, Crankster! This is great -- why can't everyone learn not to lather with the water running? What does that achieve?

Love the photo <3 !

shar101 said...


Crankster said...

Thanks, Zewt!

Cov_Ops78, it beats me. Probably they leave the water on so they don't have to reach over to turn the shower off and on.

As for the photo, I got it when I was hiking in Ulu Yam.

Shar, did I startle you? :-)