Monday, 24 March 2014

Tips to Store Water – The Priceless Resource

Water is an indispensable commodity in our lives. But, it is saddening to know that there are so many people who do not get enough water to drink. And even worse is the fact that there are so many people wasting water. In today’s scenario, water harvesting has become a remote possibility as only a handful of people have put it into practice. Mentioned below are a few tips on how you can store water in your day to day life.

Use opaque drums for outdoor storage of water – Transparent containers can absorb sunlight leading to evaporation of water. Therefore, it is best if you store water in opaque containers while storing it outdoors.

You can store water in containers of different sizes - Depending upon your usage and location you can store water in different types of containers. Right from large drums to buckets to small tanks, you can store water in a variety of places depending upon your location and requirements.

Use a siphon for getting the water out – If you have stored a large amount of water in drums, it can be difficult to get the water out. Hence, you need to use a siphon for pushing the water out.

Use jugs for storing water indoors – If you’re storing water indoors, you can comfortably stash it in juice or soda bottles. However, do not use milk or juice containers that have been refrigerated to store water.

Use clean containers – Often, we don’t notice the dirt accumulated in the bottom of the storage containers. This can lead to contamination of water. Hence it is very important to clean up the containers thoroughly before you store water in them.

Rotate the water in 6 months – Do not keep the same water stored for years together. Instead replace it with new water especially in case you’ve not used bleach.

Use a water filter – If you are not able to use clean water by any chance, you can use a water filter to ensure that the water you drink is clean.

Keep the above tips in mind before you store water this season.