Water Preservation

How Water Preservation Can Save Our Water Resources Forever

Water preservation involves all the different plans, policies, and steps to preserve the pristine water quality of freshwater, preserve the hydrologic cycle and fulfill the future and existing human need for water. Population, family size, and development, and affluence all impact how much water a society uses. A reduction in population, for example, will reduce the need for fresh drinking water. It may be possible to meet this need with recycled material like sugar cane and wood pulp, but such systems are not cost-effective for most societies.

 

Some cities and towns

have legal requirements for diversion, treatment, and storage. Others encourage citizens to voluntarily conserve water by washing their cars at home instead of using city water. Washing one’s car in the garage is an easy way to make use of available water and reduce household expenses and water loss. Many states and municipalities require car washes to conserve water by at least 20 percent every year. This encourages citizens to take action to conserve water.

 

Every day we are confronted

with another serious challenge to our precious freshwater supply: pollution. The sources of pollution are becoming more plentiful, as pollution is considered a global problem. No city in the United States or Canada is under any illusion that it can meet the water preservation needs of its residents with the existing resources it has in the form of natural reservoirs, rivers, and lakes, and groundwater.

 

City residents

are also faced with another major challenge to preserving the freshwater they must use every day. The problem is pollution from outside the city limits. Every day we are exposed to pollution from factories, vehicle exhaust, pesticides, fertilizer, tobacco, chemicals, and other man-made substances. These substances can contain toxins that can cause immediate damage to the ecosystem, including fish kills and dead trees. These pollutants must be eliminated if we are to conserve the freshwater our communities depend on. City and municipal employees must learn how to properly recycle these harmful waste products and take them off-site, where they will be cleaned and disposed of properly.

 

Even smaller towns

are taking on this important responsibility. Town and city officials must learn how to conserve water supplies when they are required to do so by the laws of their local jurisdictions. Many towns and cities have implemented programs that offer clean tank water for low-income families or those with special needs. In some cases, the government will install low-flow toilets and showers in public restrooms. All citizens are encouraged to conserve water.

 

All Americans

are taking the necessary steps to conserve water resources. We are saving money while protecting our valuable water resources for future generations. Cities, counties, and states are working hard to manage their water resources without overburdening them with excessive costs. The time has come for every individual, home, business, and suburb to become more responsible for their water consumption.

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