The prediction from the Mayan calendar may have gone wrong as we did not face the long dreaded apocalypse, but we should not forget that if we do not control our actions today, an impending apocalypse may not be very far. Water crisis is a growing issue that needs to be addressed immediately in order to turn the tide in civilization’s favor.
You may not know that your faucet can actually make you waste a lot of water. Especially if you own a faucet of the older variety then it is definitely contributing to end the world.
So how do old kitchen faucets waste water?
First, older kitchen faucets have wider openings which causes more water to gush out than needed. And second, older models are made from materials that tend to rust against water and thus create leakages.
The increasing water bills might have already given you the idea about the wastage and you may have already overhauled the whole plumbing system. But sometimes it is the smaller things like the faucets that cause most of the hindrances.
I understand not everyone has the money to buy the best kitchen tap of 2014, so here are a few tips that you should follow:
- Immediately fix any leakage in your faucet the moment you notice dripping water.
- If leaks continue to appear even after multiple repairs, change the faucet immediately.
- Have a water softener installed to soften hard water and avoid leakage of faucet due to erosion.
- Change the faucet if its opening is too wide.
You may think that all these measures don’t matter much, but you’d be surprised at the amount of water you can safe. Just try it, and help our planet as well as your wallet.
The world is progressing at an unbelievable rate, yet the health issues of a third of the world’s population remain un-addressed. About 85% of the world’s population does not have access to a proper functioning toilet. Water borne diseases are spreading like wild fire. According to a report, every year more children die of diarrhoea than of AIDS.
The lack of toilets is more prominent in rural areas than urban areas, yet they affect all of them likewise. Poor sanitation is a cause that people are suffering from diseases which were unheard of decades ago. This is a crisis, faced by every country, but the governments are turning a blind eye to them despite the fact that these diseases are the major cause behind the hospitals being over crowded.
Access to proper sanitary conditions is a basic right of every human being no matter rich or poor. The third world countries are suffering the most, there is no concept of toilets in the villages whatsoever, causing poor health conditions.
Those of us who have access to a proper toilet will be disgusted by the sight of people excreting waste in open. This unattended waste does more harm than a drone attack would.
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The world is suffering from an evil of poverty. Sure, there are progressed nations in the world but the majority of the world population remains poor. About three quarters of the world’s population lives below the rate of poverty.
Underdeveloped countries that are facing this evil are having a hard time trying to survive. South Korea is one of these regions, and even though it’s not one of the least developed countries, it has to face difficulties due to extreme climate changes.
South Korea is located around 43. north latitude and has four distinct seasons, but the winters are extreme and very long due to cold winds from Siberia and Manchuria. The severe winters cause rivers to freeze over for three to four months and snowfall to lie for long periods of time. Korean people have to fight for their survival.
Due to these severe winters the water freezes over and people have difficulty doing their daily chores. Bathing water and drinking water has to be heated over stoves, the Koreans do not have the facilities of centrally heated water like other developed countries in winters. Farmers have difficulty feeding and washing up after their cattle.
Is there something to be done about this problem? It seems so, but I’ll leave that for another post.