The power of one.
Each one of us has the power to save multiple litres of water every day. Here’s how you can do it:


Calculate your water footprint: Our water footprint calculator can help you figure out how much water you consume, helping you reduce wastage!

Install low flow water faucets: Low flow faucets have a flow rate of 1.8 litres/ minute versus normal faucets which have a flow rate of 8 litres/ minute.

Install a dual toilet flush system: these toilets use 3 or 2 litres for a single flush and 9 or 4 litres for a longer flush. You can also opt for a waterless / eco-toilet.

Plug all leaks: to prevent leakage from water piping at home.

Choose water and energy efficient appliances: for instance, choose front loading washing machines over top loading ones to save 66 litres of water per load.

Choose buckets over shower: a bucket of 25 litres is enough for a quick bath whereas a quick shower of even 5 minutes can cost you 130 litres of water!

Close the tap while brushing your teeth: and save upto 40 litres.

Replace the hose with a bucket: flow rate of a hose is 9.5 litres/ minute. Using a 25 litres bucket instead can help you save 70 litres of water.

Do not wash vegetables under a running tap: soak them in a container to save 10 litres of water.

Reuse grey water: grey water is the relatively clean waste water from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances. You can use this water to mop floors or for flushing toilets.

Segregate your waste: compost the biodegradable waste; give the paper and plastic waste for recycling. This reduces the amount of solid waste disposed into our wetlands, thereby making them healthier!

Plant drought-resistant lawns, shrubs and plants: when you plant trees and shrubs that need less water, you end up saving more.

Harvest rain water: you can store rain water, use it for your everyday needs and simultaneously help recharge groundwater sources!

Spread awareness: encourage your family and friends to follow these measures and multiply the savings!

Help save a wetland: Is a wetland near you threatened by illegal construction activities, used as a dump for untreated effluents/solid waste or endangered because of any other reason? Be a change maker - inform local authorities and help save a wetland!

Volunteer: pledge to take care of a wetland near you. Volunteer to organize cleanliness drives and awareness programmes over the weekends. Click here to find more about volunteering opportunities near you.