How To Teach Kids About Water Conservation

by Ri Industries Ri Industries

At Ri-Industries, we are committed to teaching water conservation to all people – and that includes kids. Believe it or not, children are not too young to learn ways to conserve and recycle water in the home.

Here is a list of 13 water conservation tips just for kids:

  1. Turn off the bathroom tap when you don’t need water, especially when you’re washing your hands or brushing your teeth.
  2. Showers use less water than baths do, so try to take a shower when you can.
  3. Only flush human waste. Don’t throw tissues, sweet wrappers or paper in your toilet. It makes your toilet use more water to dispose of these items.
  4. If you are doing dishes, turn off the tap as you scrape food into the bin. Only use water when you are rinsing dishes.
  5. Let a parent know if you notice a leaky tap.
  6. Find out if you have a leak in your toilet with this fun test. Place a drop of food colouring in the toilet tank. If colour shows up in the bowl and you haven’t flushed, your toilet has a leak.
  7. Observe when your sprinkler system is running and let a parent know if it is running during the hottest part of the day. The sun absorbs the water too quickly then.
  8. If your job is to water plants, remember that you only need to sprinkle them with water. A little bit of water goes a long way when it comes to gardening.
  9. Collect the water from a pot of cooked pasta or other food (make sure it’s cooled off first!) and put into a watering can for your indoor plants.
  10. When you want to wash your bicycle, fill up a bucket with water instead of using a hose. Hoses let out much more water than you need.
  11. Does that shirt really need to be washed? Only put dirty clothes into your laundry hamper. This will save water when you use the washing machine.
  12. Did you know buying recycled paper products helps with water conservation too? It takes about 22 litres of water to produce a dollar’s worth of paper. Ask your parent to look for recycled paper to save water and the environment.
  13. Get your parents to check out concrete rainwater tanks. They collect rainwater that can be used for irrigation or hot water systems.

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If you need help finding solutions for water conservation in your home, please contact us with any questions.