Conserving water for future generations

In recent times we have seen many cases where people are deprived of basic amenities such as water. Be it cities or villages, there is not enough water for everyone. This is happening because of the over-consumption of water and wastage of water.

When a man is shaving and leaves the tap open till he is done, he is wasting a lot of running water. Due to the recklessness and carelessness of man, gallons of water are going down the drain. If this continues, we won’t have any water left for our future generations. We must conserve water because without it, our life would be nothing. Water is important for our daily life. Our body is made up of 70 per cent fluids and we are advised to consume water to maintain the balance. Even animals need water to survive. Considering its many uses, it is very important that we conserve water. When there is lack of water in our body, we suffer from dehydration which can cause fainting and unconsciousness. Plants grow green with a healthy supply of water. We get energy if our thirst is quenched with a glass of water.

How can we conserve water? We have to keep track of how much water we are using. If we minimise our use of electricity by switching off the lights, fans and other electrical appliances when not in use, then we can conserve water as well as electricity. If we create awareness programmes and educate people on the importance of water and its conservation, then there would be more people conserving water. Yearly, we celebrate World Water Day for this reason.

Last but not the least, we need water for our future generations. It has been estimated that at the rate we are consuming water there would be nothing left soon. So before we exhaust our water resources any further, it is high time we start thinking about water conservation.

Neeraja, by email

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