Consejos para el ahorro de agua

DISCOVER YOUR SUPERPOWERS TO SAVE WATER

Since its creation, Canal de Isabell II has been entrusted with a very important mission, to manage some of the most precious goods for humanity: water. Now more than ever, there are gestures that can change history, small actions that make us extraordinary. Because taking care of the water, we take care of everyone. The power is in your hands!

WATER THE PLANTS DURING THE NIGHT

If you water the plants in the middle of the day, when the temperatures are higher, the water will evaporate faster and the substrate will not take too long to dry again. For this reason, it is advisable to water the plants at night or at dawn. 

 

COVER THE POOL WHEN YOU ARE NOT USING IT

During the summer months, use a solar cover over the pool. With this simple gesture you will be able to reduce the evaporation of the water in the pool by up to 70%. In addition, the protective canvas will prevent the fall of organic matter inside. In periods of inactivity, do not empty the pool. Cover it and perform preventive maintenance on a regular basis. The water in the glass can be kept for more than 5 years.

REUSE WATER TO WATER THE PLANTS

An efficient and simple way to save water in the kitchen is to reuse the water left over from the jugs or the one left after boiling eggs or washing vegetables since, as long as it has no salt, is perfect for your plants. You will provide them with nutrients, they will grow healthier and, most importantly, you can give the water a second chance.

USE THE WASHING MACHINE ONLY WHEN IS FULL

Use the washing machine only when is full and use the appropriate program. Remember that a half-loaded washing machine spends roughly the same amount of water as full-loaded.

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There are gestures that can change history, small actions that make us extraordinary and ready to defend our most valuable resource.

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HELP MATILDA TO TAKE CARE OF WATER

Reuse bath towels

How often should we wash our towels? Broadly speaking, we can say that towels or bathrobes do not have to be washed after each use, but it is possible to stretch the use time up to 7 days. On the other hand, after using them for drying the body, it is appropriate to hang them in a ventilated place to keep them as dry as possible. Doing this means reducing the number of washing machines we put in and thus reducing water consumption.

Plant sustainable species

Did you know that in Spain there are different types of plants that only need rainwater? Rosemary, lavender and broom are some of them. What are you waiting for to include them in your garden? You will save up to 70% water.

Close the stopcock

Do you already have your suitcase ready to go on vacation? Wherever you go to the town, the beach or the mountain, remember to close the water stopcock. Thus, you will avoid possible leaks and you will not have surprises when you return home.

Warn of leaks in public fountains or showers

Water is a very valuable resource. Therefore, if you detect a leak or breakage in public sources or showers, notify the competent body. In the case of Madrid capital, you must call 010, a toll-free telephone for citizenship. You can also process the incident through the City Council website.

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Reuse water from lunch

Remember to use the water left from lunch to water the plants. 


Put a jug of water in the fridge

Remember no to let the water run from the tap. Put a jug of water in the fridge.


Don't use the toilet as a garbich bin

Remember not to use the toilet as a garbich bin. You'll save between 6 and 12 litres of water every time you flush. 


Use the dishwasher when is full

Remember using the dishwasher only when is full. You'll save 73 litres of water. 

VERTIDOS DOMÉSTICOS

WET WIPES IN THE BIN

Wet wipes flushed down the toilet have become one of the main threats to water treatment plants and sanitation networks. Unlike what some containers say, they are not disposable, because their fabric consists of synthetic fibres that cannot be broken up, leading to clogging in the sanitation network. Thus, once used, throw the wipes into the wastepaper basket or rubbish bin.

¿QUÉ HACEMOS CON LOS BASTONCILLOS?

La composición y rigidez de estos bastoncillos para los oídos suponen un serio problema para las tuberías y las propias estaciones depuradoras, donde muchas veces tienen que retirarlos a mano. Si se tiran por el retrete, los bastoncillos provocan estragos similares a los de las toallitas húmedas pues son residuos no degradables que dificultan el proceso de saneamiento de las aguas residuales. Además, el elevado porcentaje de plástico que contienen se ha convertido en una clara amenaza para las especies que habitan en ríos y mares. 

PLASTIC CONTAINERS IN THE YELLOW CONTAINER

Most plastics accumulate in landfills or, which is worse, outside them, a serious danger for the seas, where plastics are between 60% and 80% of marine litter . It is above all fauna that are affected, since more than a million seabirds and one in six fish die each year due to entanglement or indigestion caused by the plastics that accumulate in the sea. So, remember to deposit plastic containers in the yellow container.

TAKE USED OIL TO THE RECYCLING CENTRE

Did you know that one litre of household oil can contaminate up to a thousand litres of water? Throwing it down the sink causes serious environmental damage, since it is the main pollutant of urban waters, and can reach rivers and seas. In addition, it is estimated that two-thirds of the oil used for cooking ends up in the sewers, which can cause blockages in the pipes and the water purification processes become more complicated. By not recycling it, an energy resource goes to waste, since we lose the opportunity to turn it into a renewable energy such as biodiesel. So pour it into a container and take the used oil to the recycling centre.

EASY GUIDE TO LOOKING AFTER OUR RIVERS

Every day a multitude of solid waste arrives at our WWTP, which can clog the pipes or even render these treatment plants inoperative, which entails a risk to the environment. Preventing it is up to us.

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What is the water footprint?

The water is not only used to drink and wash, but it is also essential to manufacture everything that surrounds us. By producing any food or product we leave a mark on the planet we call "water footprint".

Learn with "Matilda and her magic sprinkler" everything that water is capable of doing for us. It depends on us whether our footprint is greater or lesser. 

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Apples water footprint

Water is necessary in the production of all food. But have you ever thought how much water is used to obtain each of them? An apple, for example, needs 125 liters of water.

Check the water footprint of some other foods in our diet.

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Jeans water footprint

A simple potato, a pair of trousers, a mobile phone, a computer ... everything needs water for its manufacture, that's why we must take care of it and make responsible use of it.

Discover what is the level of consumption essential for the production of these accessories and textile products.

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Paper water footprint

Making a sheet of paper would be impossible if 10 liters of water had not been used in its manufacture. Can you imagine how many liters of water are needed to produce a notebook or a book?

Discover other data on the water footprint in other utensils and objects.

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