We are all being repeatedly told that we must save water as water scarcity is a very real problem looming on the horizon. By making changes on an individual level we can all do our bit to save water supplies.
Water is an infinite resource, right?
Water on planet Earth seems plentiful, after all 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in it. However, fresh, drinkable water is not an infinite resource. Just think about the number of water shortages we experience in the UK. Londoners and those in the South of England are typically the most affected by water shortages during the summer period. The bad news is that this increase in droughts and water shortages is set to continue over the next five years, climate change researchers have revealed.
Water scarcity goals
However, governments across the globe are beginning to wise up on water scarcity and figure out ways to solve the issue. In 2021, the UK government set a goal of reducing individual water use by 110 litres per person, per day by 2050. It’s by no means an easy feat, as this involves behaviour change of an entire population. With only 28% of people in the UK believing it is their individual responsibility to take action to reverse the effects of water scarcity, it is a difficult task.
Reducing our water usage
So, how do our personal actions make a difference to the amount of water we use on a daily basis? Well, simple solutions such as fixing a leaky loo can save 400 litres of water per day. Whilst shortening a shower by two minutes can save up to 30 litres daily. We can all help by making small changes and urging businesses to do the same.
Purest Water vs. Salt-based system
One such way to take the pressure of our finite fresh water supplies is to choose the right water softener and filtration system. A salt based water softener does what it says on the tin. However, it can have a negative impact on the environment. The salt from the softening process is discharged with treated waste water. The excess salt then flows into rivers and aquatic environments. Excess sodium chloride disturbs the natural chemical balance of ecosystems. Soil irrigated by salt-polluted rivers can harm fruit and vegetables growing nearby and cause leaf-drying on crops. Freshwater fish and other aquatic life can also be affected by salt polluted waterways.
By opting for a non-salt-based softening system you can help to keep fresh water stay that way. Choosing Aquatiere’s Purest Water system means that you won’t be polluting fresh water with salt. Therefore you won’t be adding to the water scarcity problem.
Purest Water Filter Supreme Saltless Softening system will filter out chemicals, micro plastics, pharmaceuticals and bacteria whilst softening your tap water. If you live in a hard water area, choosing this model will reduce lime scale build up in your appliances and improve the taste of your water without harming the environment. It’s a win-win situation!
Speak to our experts and find out how Purest Water can help you become water savvy and eco-aware.