Benefits of Water Conservation

Benefits of Water Conservation

There are so many benefits of conserving water but people still wonder why we should care and why it’s so important when Earth is Mainly covered by water.

Our Earth is covered roughly by 71% of water and that’s exactly why people are surprised when they read or hear some facts about the water on this planet. The water on this planet is roughly 97% salt water and salt water isn’t suitable for drinking or for growing crops. Freshwater on Earth is about 3% and truly only 0.5% is available for drinking.

The population growth on Earth means an even more limited water supply that we need to preserve and conserve. Unfortunately we don’t have an endless amount of water, our water supply is finite! It’s up to each and every one of us to conserve water with the help of scientists, hydrologists, wildlife managers, city planners, foresters, mine owners and farmers. Conserving water minimizes water shortages and the effects of droughts.

The water supply always stays constant even though our water sources are increasing because of industry growth and population. Water always returns to the Earth through the water cycle, but it’s not always returned in the same quantity or quality and it’s not always returned to the same spot or location. Conserving water will help prevent rising costs, reduced food supplies, health hazards and political conflict.

Each of us can make an effort to change our lifestyles to reduce our water usage and make it a way of life!