Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Your Water Consumption
The average person in Hong Kong consumes 130 liters of fresh water each day, making Hong Kong people some of the highest urban consumers of water in the world. If we continue to use water at the same rate, supplies will dwindle, and we might have to live on less than 100 liters of water per day by 2050. Hong Kong’s supply from the Dongjiang River Basin is limited and expensive, factors that will only worsen if we don’t act fast to reduce our consumption.
Traditional suggestions for saving water include taking shorter showers and turning off the tap when brushing your teeth. But there are many other ways you can reduce your water use to sustainable levels, benefitting people and nature in Hong Kong and around the world. Here are eight easy tips to reduce your water footprint: