“Sapat ang tubig kung responsible ang paggamit”.
Few days ago, I posted about our tour at Angat Dam, Ipo Dam and La Mesa Water Treatment Plant…
Recently, Maynilad was able to suspend the implementation of the daily water service interruption following the announcement of National Water Resources Board (NWRB) to increase raw water allocation for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, in response to the threat of COVID-19.
This move is indeed important; however, we must still be conscious and efficient with the use of water, as the increase in our water allocation from Angat Dam doesn’t change the fact that water supply is limited. Thus, I am encouraging everyone to use water efficiently and prioritize activities which are critical to the health and cleanliness of the family. Maynilad, the water and wastewater service provider for the West Zone of the Greater Metro Manila area, is also doing its best to get additional raw water supply by implementing several mitigating measures, as mentioned in my first blog. However, while these measures will add additional water supply, it will not totally solve the issue of water supply shortage. Apart from this, it is also important that we as consumers do our part as well.Customers can also help by using water responsibly.
Water is a valuable commodity that shouldn’t be wasted and when it comes to water conservation, I believe that it should start at home. Teaching children the importance of conserving water – one of the Earth’s most valuable resources, is essential.
Here are some simple tips we can teach our children to save water:
- Teach your kids to close taps tightly when not in use.
- Use glass when brushing teeth. Don’t leave the tap running.
- Use waterless hand sanitizer and use soap and water when absolutely necessary. Turn on the tap when they need to rinse them and not while they are applying soap to their hands.
- Instead of using flush, use your bath water to flush the toilet.
- Fill half a glass of water to drink first; refill if required.
- Take shorter baths.Use a bucket instead of the shower.
- Teach your kid to tell an adult once they see a broken pipe.
Here are some tips we can do to help save water:
- Fill the sink with clean water to wash dishes, instead of letting it run.
- Collect rainwater from downspouts to water the lawn or wash the car.
- Cleaning fruits and vegetables may take up more water than you intend to use. Wash fruits in a bowl of water and use it later for watering your plants.
- Water your plants early in the morning or late at night. This will reduce water lost to evaporation.
- Make sure legitimate consumers are being served. Report broken pipes and illegal connections to Maynilad Hotline 1626.
- Make sure to use water wisely especially when it comes to the health and sanitation of your family.
Don’t wait to teach your children about water scarcity and water conservation. Even young toddlers can be taught how to conserve water. Teaching kids to use water wisely now helps them develop habits that will last them a lifetime.