The heat of summer is now felt everywhere and people are getting busy either complaining with the rotating black out or having an outing elsewhere. Actually long ago and maybe until today, I really love summer. This is the perfect time to go for picnics and outings and I love all the foods during summer especially the fruits in season. However, because of the global warming, summer now is not as good as what it used to be before. The weather is extremely hot and more often, you will get irritated when you go outdoors, so most of the time you would probably prefer to stay home.
Another problem confronting us during summer is water shortage and this is especially true on some cities and provinces. I feel lucky that water crisis is not strongly felt in our city but it is, on other towns and provinces particularly on Mindanao area. As a result, the livelihood of many farmers are being affected because of the dry spell and this is not good for everyone.
In the midst of all these problems, what we could do to help is to find simple ways to conserve water at home and this is not very difficult, all we have to do is to be patient and concerned with water conservation. In my case, I have many plants at home and of course I could not afford to see my plants dying and needs to water them everyday to keep them in good shape but I am most of the time using recycled water for this purpose. I am keeping the water that I used for washing rice, veggies, and meats and I used the water for my plants. Not only do I able to save water but also I am able to add nutrition to my plants. left over coffee and teas on cups are not being thrown too but placed on my potted plants at our porch.
Another way of recycling water is to save the last rinse for the dishes and use the water to clean the yard. I do the same thing for the water that I used for the laundry. Not only could you save on water but you could also save on detergents as you could save it fro cleaning the floors too. I also used it to wash the floor mops and clean the dogs mess.
I know it's very easy to throw used water instead of saving it on buckets and used for other purposes but it only takes a little effort on our part to do all these things and a genuine concern for our environment. We also get to save on our water bills and that's killing two birds in one stone.
Hope we could all do the same to conserve water and take part in caring for our natural resources.