While the country is blessed with some of the largest river systems in the world, water scarcity is fast becoming India’s number one woe. The increasing need of water due to the growing population has resulted in the decline of per capita availability of fresh water sharply from 3,000 cubic meters to 1,123 cubic meters over the past 50 years. In urban areas the situation is worse, as only one-third of homes have drinking water facility from a treated tap source, and only one-fifth have closed drainage connectivity. The demand of 135 litres per capita daily (lpcd) is more than three times the rural demand of 40 lpcd, and the scarcity assumes alarming proportions.
On the occasion of World Water Day, in line with the theme identified by the UN – Why Waste Water? – we too should pledge to reduce and reuse waste water in our everyday lives.
Given that water is majorly used for sanitation, smart bathrooms and toilets are the way forward to contribute to water management solutions. Advanced technology and water saving habits must be adopted. Innovative products like digital faucets, electronic toilets, and waterless urinals come with smart functionalities and latest designs, thus making them a great fit for any modern day bathroom. Water used in showers, toilets, and sinks accounts for approximately 3/4th of the water used in our daily lives, and hence bathroom is a great place to start making water conscious decisions this World Water Day.
By adopting these small changes in habits, we will not only become a water conservationist and save the planet’s most precious natural resource but also save money on the monthly water bill!
Adopting these habits in your daily lives goes a long way. However, if you are remodeling a bathroom, you can install water-saving technologically-advanced products. These are a few of the best technologies available in the market:
The author is managing director at Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd, the makers of Roca and Parryware products.