Go to your kitchen, open the faucet and fill a glass with water. Have you ever experienced having second thoughts before taking the first sip? For many people, water filters are a great addition at home. Filtering your own water is a good way to determine how clean it is for you and your family to drink. In addition, you can quench your thirst without the worry of drinking microbes, chloroform or nitrate. To make sure you have a constant supply of clean and healthy water, the wisest move is to install a water treatment and purification system. But, does choosing the right one confuse you? To help you identify which system is best for you, this article discusses the different types of water treatment devices for home use. Undersink Models Tap water may be safe, but it does not always means it has excellent quality and free from contamination. Twin and Triple undersink filter system is effective in filtering out unwanted minerals, which affects the taste and smell of water. For water filter providers like us, a water assessment test is important prior to purchasing a water filter. Doing this allows you to have a system that removes dirt, sand and other contaminants. Wall-Mounted Filter A wall-mounted water boiler is a popular choice today. Apart from being energy efficient, it’s fully automatic, operates silently, and provide easy access to clean, hot water. Though it’s an ideal solution for an office, that does not mean you can’t have one in your home. It’s affordable and the filters last a long time. Whole-House Filtration This type of water purification system typically treats all or most of the water entering pipe water. Though whole-house filtration system is costlier than the others, it does outperform tap water filters in many ways. It combines water sanitization and softening functions. You may not notice it, but pollutants enter your water supply. At Walking for water, we take safe drinking water seriously. This is the reason our main goal is to provide our customers high-quality and innovative water filters. Contact us today to know more about what we offer.

There are many ways that you can save water around your home. You may find the following tips helpful. Use a bowl in the sink when washing fruit, vegetables of dishes. You can then use the waste water to water your plants. Fill a jug of water and put it in the fridge for when you want a cool drink. Turn off the tap when you clean your teeth. A running tap uses up to nine litres of water a minute. Wait until you have a full load before using your washing machine or your dishwasher. Some new washing machines use less than seven litres of water for each kilogramme of clothes, while modern dishwashers can us as little as 10 to 15 litres of water a cycle. If possible, take a shower instead of a bath. A five-minute shower uses about 40 litres of water. This is about half the volume of a standard bath. Use a water-saving device in your toilet cistern. Depending on the size of your cistern, you could save between one and three litres each time you flush the toilet. Using a watering can in the garden instead of a sprinkler or a hosepipe. Garden sprinklers and hosepipes left running can use between 500 and 1,000 litres of water an hour. Think about fitting a water butt to collect rainwater off your roof. Water butts usually store about 200 litres of water. As well as being better for watering your plants, using rainwater in the garden reduces the amount of treated water you use. Check your property regularly for leaks on your internal plumbing. If you have a water meter, all of these tips may help you to reduce your water and sewerage bills. Even if you do not have a meter, using water wisely and cutting down on the amount of hot water you use will lower your gas and electricity bills. It will also reduce the amount of climate-changing greenhouse gases you release into the atmosphere. Using less water will also help reduce the greenhouse gases that are released from collecting, treating and supplying clean water. You can find more useful tips on how to save water on the Consumer Council for Water’s (CCWater) and WalkingforWater.org website. The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has developed a voluntary labelling scheme to help consumers to make informed choices when purchasing water using products.

Water is a necessity of life. 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and yet, many parts of the world suffer from an acute water shortage. Human beings presume water to be a limitless resource. The truth, however, is that water is an exhaustible resource that can deplete quickly if not conserved well. ‍ With global warming and climate change posing new threats to flora and fauna diversity, preserving water has become imperative. Conservation efforts are essential to ensure an unlimited supply of water for future generations. ‍ If you are committed to the goal of water conservation, read on the ways to save water. ‍ 1. Always Turn off Faucets Many people allow the faucet to run while they are washing hands, brushing teeth, or doing dishes. Hundreds of gallons of water can be saved each day, only if people commit to turning off faucets when not needed. ‍ 2. Take a Quick Shower Taking a quick shower allows you to save time as well as save water. On average, people use five to ten gallons of water while taking a shower. Taking a quick shower will allow you to reduce this average. Here’s a hack: time your shower to a song. It helps! ‍ 3. Invest in Low Flush Toilets Low flush toilets allow homeowners to cut down their indoor water consumption by almost 30%. If money is tight, consider installing a dual flush converter in your standard bathroom. The converter will reduce the flush water amount by nearly 70%. ‍ 4. Stop Using Your Toilet as a Dustbin A habit many people have is flushing all kinds of trash into the toilet. Throwing garbage into the toilet does not only lead to clogged drains but also gallons of water being wasted. Keep a dustbin in your washroom and use it, and not the toilet, to throw things. ‍ 5. Water Your Plants Only If Needed During the rainy season, the rain provides an ample supply of water to the plants. Thus, during the rainy season, check if your plants need water before watering them. Do not just water them because out of habit. Similarly, also refrain from over-watering your plants. Over-watering not only causes water wastage but also loss of valuable nutrients from the soil. ‍ 6. Use Your Hands and Not the Hose to Water the Plants If you have a garden, refrain from

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At least 55% of our bodies are made of water. The surface of the Earth, on the other hand, is 71% water. With water being so necessary, yet at the same time, a common substance in our ecosystem, do we need to conserve it? Here are 10 reasons why you should: 1.      Water is a scarce and finite resource. Believe it or not, while 71% of our earth is covered in water, only 3% of it is fresh water. Out of that 3%, only 1% is available, the remaining 2% being locked in glaciers and ice caps. This means that 1% alone must sustain an entire planet of inhabitants including humans, animals, and plant-life alike. Fresh water is not a renewable resource. The more the population grows, the less we will have if we don’t conserve it. 2.      Water is necessary for life. The reason to conserve water is as obvious as this. We need water to survive. We need it not only to sustain us but our way of living. The food that we eat, the crops, the livestock, all depends on water to be viable for future consumption.In the United States alone, half of all the water that the country has is used to raise animals. That means only half is for human consumption, some of which is not even for drinking. Without enough water, we would have to focus on other sustainable food sources, like insects and bugs. While that is possible, it is always better to focus on what you can do to sustain our current way of living for the long haul. 3.      Wasting water increases the value of other commodities. With water being scarcer, it becomes harder to produce certain commodities that need it. As a consequence, certain commodities will become scarce or priced at higher rates. 4.      It is a cost reducing measure. Water conservation means choosing the right options to reduce the use of water. The less we use water, the less money and energy we spend in processing and having it transported in our homes, hospitals, and other establishments. 5.      It ensures that it can be continually used for recreational purposes. We have plenty of uses for freshwater other than drinking and bathing. There are recreational sports, spas, and other similar activities involving water or requiring water for maintenance. If water is not conserved, it is possible that in the near future, there will no longer be recreational activities

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1994 was the year that federally mandated low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets started to appear on the scene in significant numbers. How can you conform to the standards and help increase energy efficiency in your home? At Home On average, 10 gallons per day of your water footprint (or 14% of your indoor use) is lost to leaks. Short of installing new water-efficient fixtures, one of the easiest, most effective ways to cut your footprint is by repairing leaky faucets and toilets. If you use a low-flow showerhead, you can save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower. Every time you shave minutes off your use of hot water, you also save energy and keep dollars in your pocket. It takes about 70 gallons of water to fill a bathtub, so showers are generally the more water-efficient way to bathe. All of those flushes can add up to nearly 20 gallons a day down the toilet. If you still have a standard toilet, which uses close to 3.5 gallons a flush, you can save by retrofitting or filling your tank with something that will displace some of that water, such as a brick. Most front-loading washing machines are energy- and water-efficient, using just over 20 gallons a load, while most top-loading machines, unless they are energy-efficient, use 40 gallons per load. Nearly 22% of indoor home water use comes from doing laundry. Save water by making sure to adjust the settings on your machine to the proper load size. Dishwashing is a relatively small part of your water footprint—less than 2% of indoor use—but there are always ways to conserve. Using a machine is actually more water efficient than hand washing, especially if you run full loads. Energy Star dishwashers use about 4 gallons of water per load, and even standard machines use only about 6 gallons. Hand washing generally uses about 20 gallons of water each time. Yards and Pools Nearly 60% of a person’s household water footprint can go toward lawn and garden maintenance. Climate counts—where you live plays a role in how much water you use, especially when it comes to tending to a yard. The average pool takes 22,000 gallons of water to fill, and if you don’t cover it, hundreds of gallons of water per month can be lost due to evaporation. Diet The water it takes to produce the average American diet alone—approximately

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Why We Should Care About Saving Water Since 71% of the earth is covered in water, some people can’t help but wonder: Why should we conserve? Here are a few important facts about water on this planet from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation: Ninety-seven percent of all water on the earth is salt water, which is not suitable for drinking. Only 3% of water on Earth is fresh water, and only 0.5% is available for drinking. The other 2.5% of fresh water is locked in ice caps, glaciers, the atmosphere, soil, or under the earth’s surface, or is too polluted for consumption. With growing population rates and such a small percentage of all the water on Earth fit for consumption, it only makes sense that we must preserve and conserve this precious resource.  Water conservation means using our limited water supply wisely and caring for it properly. Since each of us depends on water to sustain life, it is our responsibility to learn more about water conservation and how we can help keep our sources pure and safe for generations to come.  In other words, water conservation is not a job that is reserved for scientists, hydrologists, foresters, wildlife managers, city planners, farmers, or mine owners. Instead, it is up to each and every one of us to conserve water. Reasons to Conserve Water Below are some of the main reasons it is important to conserve water. It minimizes the effects of drought and water shortages. Even though our need for fresh water sources is always increasing because of population and industry growth, the supply we have stays constant. Even though water eventually returns to Earth through the water cycle, it’s not always returned to the same spot, or in the same quantity and quality. By reducing the amount of water we use, we can better protect against future drought years. It guards against rising costs and political conflict. Failing to conserve water can eventually lead to a lack of an adequate water supply, which can have drastic consequences. These include rising costs, reduced food supplies, health hazards, and political conflict. It helps to preserve our environment. Reducing our water usages reduces the energy required to process and deliver it to homes, businesses, farms, and communities, which, in turn, helps to reduce pollution and conserve fuel resources. It makes water available for recreational purposes. It’s not just swimming pools, spas, and golf courses that we have to

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All plants and animals need water to survive. There can be no life on earth without water. Why is water so important? Because 60 percent of our body weight is made up of water. Our bodies use water in all the cells, organs, and tissues, to help regulate body temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because our bodies lose water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s crucial to rehydrate and replace water by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. Let’s look at all the ways water impacts our lives… Water helps by creating saliva Water is the main component of saliva. It’s critical for breaking down solid food and keeping your mouth healthy. If you find your mouth is drier than usual, increase your water intake. If that doesn’t work, see your doctor It regulates body temperature Staying hydrated is critical to maintaining a normal body temperature. Our bodies lose water when we sweat, and in hot environments. Sweat keeps our bodies cool, but our body temperatures will go up if we don’t replenish the water we lose. That lack of water causes dehydration, which in turn causes levels of electrolytes and plasma to drop Water aids cognitive functions Proper hydration is crucial to staying in good cognitive shape. Research has shown that inadequate water intake can negatively impact our focus, alertness, and short-term memory Water protects the tissues, spinal cord, and joints Water helps lubricate and cushion our joints, spinal cord, and tissues. This helps us to be more physically active and reduces the discomfort caused by conditions such as arthritis It helps excrete the waste in our bodies through perspiration, urination, and defecation Our bodies use water to sweat, urinate, and pass healthy bowel movements. We all need water to replenish fluids lost from sweating. We also need water in our systems to have healthy stools and avoid constipation. Drinking enough water helps our kidneys to work more efficiently  thus preventing kidney stones Water maximizes our physical performance Drinking plenty of water while working out, taking part in sports, or just being on the move, is essential.  Keeping ourselves hydrated also affects our strength, power, and endurance It helps to boost our energy levels Drinking water helps to boost our metabolic rate. This boost has a positive impact on our energy levels. Drinking 500 milliliters of water can boost the metabolic rate by 30 percent in both men and women, one study has found.

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How to Conserve Water Always turn taps off tightly so they do not drip. Promptly repair any leaks in and around your taps. (One leak can waste several thousand litres of water per year.) Use an aerator and/or a water flow-reducer attachment on your tap to reduce your water usage. When hand-washing dishes, never run water continuously. Wash dishes in a partially filled sink and then rinse them using the spray attachment on your tap. If you have an electric dishwasher, use it only to wash full loads, and use the shortest cycle possible. Many dishwashers have a conserver/water-miser cycle. When brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you are actually brushing. Use short bursts of water for cleaning your brush. (This saves about 80% of the water normally used.) When washing or shaving, partially fill the sink and use that water rather than running the tap continuously. (This saves about 60% of the water normally used.) Use short bursts of water to clean razors. Use either low-flow shower heads or adjustable flow-reducer devices on your shower heads. (They reduce flow by at least 25%.) You can reduce water usage by 40% to 50% by installing low-flush toilets. Wash only full loads in your washing machine. Use the shortest cycle possible for washing clothes, and use the “suds-saver” feature if your machine has one. Use only cleaning products that will not harm the environment when they are washed away after use. Look for “environmentally friendly” products when shopping. Lawns and gardens require only 5 millimetres of water per day during warm weather. Less is needed during spring, fall, or cool weather. Water lawns every three to five days, rather than for a short period every day. In warm weather, apply 5 millimetres of water for each day since the last watering. Water during the cool part of the day, in the morning or evening. Do not water on windy days. Do not over-water in anticipation of a shortage. Soil cannot store extra water. Use shut-off timers or on-off timers, if possible. Do not turn on sprinklers and leave for the day. NOW YOU KNOW. IT’S TIME TO ACT How does using our water wisely make a difference? Water is a limited resource. What each of us does in the world, how we live, does make a difference. As we learn the value of clean, safe water and how scarce

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Water pollution is a worldwide problem confronted daily by a big part of the human population and the animal kingdom. The referred numbers will impress you. Fresh water on earth is only 2.5% of the total water when 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Around 70% of industrial waste is dumped to water. 80% of the water pollution is caused due to domestic sewage. More than 6 billion pounds of garbage, mainly plastic end up in the oceans every year. The contaminated water is the main cause of various diseases such as cholera and typhus. 15 million children under the age of five years die every year from diseases caused by drinking contaminated water. On average 250 million people succumb each year from diseases caused by the contaminated water while according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF almost 2.5 billion people lack access to valuable health conditions. The nuclear crisis created by the tsunami of 2011, unleashed 11 million liters of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. The same tsunami debris created islands totaling 70 kilometers in length which float in the ocean.  Asia has the highest number of contaminated rivers than any other continent, mainly of bacteria from human waste. Almost two million tons of human waste are exposed daily to water. The Ganges river in India is considered the most polluted river in the world and contains dirt, garbage, dead animals and humans. Underground Bangladeshi water is contaminated with arsenic, which is highly toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic. 20% of groundwater in China which are used as drinking water contaminated with carcinogens. In America 40% of rivers and 46% of the lakes are polluted and unsuitable for swimming, fishing or any other activity.

Drinking water has its own benefits, whether your stomach is full or empty. Water is the best drink you can have to quench thirst and get rid of several diseases. But, did you know that drinking water on an empty stomach is beneficial? Drinking water on an empty stomach is a tradition followed by the Japanese.  Water possesses certain properties to improve your health. Here are the various benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach: Cleanses Your Bowels Drinking water on an empty stomach helps in cleansing your bowels. It creates an urge to move the bowel and therefore helps to regulate your digestive tract. If you experience difficulty while passing motion or if you feel constipated, drink plenty of water as it helps in clearing the waste from your body. Flushes Toxins From The Body Drinking water helps in flushing out all the toxins from the body. It helps in detoxifying yourself. It eliminates all the toxins from the body and cleanses the system. Elimination of toxins improves the quality of the skin and brings a glow on the face. Prevents Headaches One of the main reasons for headaches is the lack of regular water intake. Dehydration leads to headaches. Drinking water not only prevents headaches but also arrests bad odor and other dental problems. Increases Hunger Drinking water early in the morning, on an empty stomach, clears all the waste from the body and makes you feel hungry. Increases Energy Drinking water on an empty stomach stimulates the red blood cells to populate at a faster rate, which in turn boosts the energy levels of the body. Speeds Up Your Metabolism A person on a diet should drink plenty of water for an increased metabolism rate. The metabolic rate increases about 25 percent by drinking water on an empty stomach. Faster digestion also results in healthy weight loss. Helps In Reducing Weight Water has no calories so drinking plenty of water when on diet is essential as it helps in losing weight. It also flushes out all the toxins and reduces acidity. As water increases metabolism, your body also tends to burn calories faster. This is one of the best strategies to reduce weight. Improves Your Skin Dehydration causes a number of problems, of which skin problem is one. Dehydration causes premature wrinkles and makes the skin porous. Drinking water on an empty stomach regulates blood flow and improves the quality of the

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