Honoring World Water Day: March 22nd, 2024

March 21, 2024
At Zerowater, in addition to our mission to use the most advanced technology to provide safer, cleaner water for our consumers, we also have an unwavering commitment to more sustainable practices.  In honor of World Water Day, we want to equip you with the right information to make smarter decisions about your water consumption. Also, check out our World Water Day posts from 2022 and 2021 for additional information.

How Water Is Wasted

From habits at home to inefficient industrial practices, here are some common ways people and businesses may contribute to water waste.

How Households Waste Water

This may come as a surprise, but one of the most common contributors to water waste in households is through leaky faucets. A single leaky faucet can waste thousands of gallons annually! A close second is likely a more obvious culprit: leaving water running. Maybe you’re brushing your teeth, shaving or just got distracted mid hand wash, but those running faucets contribute, over time, to a large amount of wasted water. 

Other Ways You May Be Wasting Water at Home

  • Long Showers and Baths: Taking lengthy showers or baths consumes large volumes of water, especially if low-flow fixtures are not installed.

  • Inefficient Appliances: Older appliances, especially bigger appliances like washing machines and dishwashers, may use more water than necessary as newer models are likely more efficient. 

  • Toilets: Inefficient toilets waste as much as 4 gallons per flush, and a leaky toilet can waste over 70,000 gallons per year.

  • Water Leaks: Beyond your faucets and toilets, leaks can also be hidden from view in your pipes.

Considering all these potential impacts in tandem, cumulatively, a single household can be a major contributor to water waste. It’s such an important reminder of the role we all play in conserving water.

Top Ways You Can Conserve Water

It’s so easy to unintentionally waste water by doing things like taking extra-long showers or keeping the water running when brushing our teeth. Luckily, there are several simple measures individuals can take to avoid wasting water, such as:

  • Fix leaks as soon as possible. From your toilets and faucets to those harder-to-spot pipes

  • Always turn off the faucet when it’s not in immediate use 

  • Commit to taking shorter showers. The recommended timestamp is 5 minutes.

  • Use a low-flow shower head and faucet aerators and install a dual flush or low-flow toilet or put a conversion kit on your existing toilet

  • Plant a rain garden for catching stormwater runoff from your roof, driveway, and other hard surfaces

These are some easy but effective ways to conserve water at home. Being mindful each day and taking the above actions will significantly reduce the amount of water we use.

Image: ZeroWater 12 Cup Ready-Pour Pitcher

How ZeroWater Helps You Conserve Water

An efficient filtration system like ZeroWater can play a pivotal role in water conservation efforts for both households and industries.

For households, the advanced technology in our water pitchers and dispensers is known for its efficiency. Our filtration method not only ensures cleaner water but helps to reduce water waste at the faucet by reducing those trips for tap water. It also ensures a significant portion of water is saved which would otherwise be lost in the production and disposal of plastic bottles as it takes roughly 1.4 gallons (5.3 liters) of water to produce a single plastic bottle.

Make the Switch to ZeroWater Filtration

ZeroWater's innovative filtration system is a smart, viable alternative to drinking water from the tap, providing numerous benefits, including helping to significantly reduce water waste. For World Water Day 2024 and beyond, let’s focus on conserving water using the tips we’ve discussed here, and any other methods of water conservation you can think of. 

Take the first step today by shopping ZeroWater online. We have pitchers and dispensers available, making it easy to find a filtration system that suits your space and personal preferences. If you have any questions, head to our FAQ section or contact us via phone or email.



"Plastic Production and Water Consumption” - Grenova Solutions - https://grenovasolutions.com/worldwaterday2023/

“Where Does All That Water Go?” - City of Daytona Beach - https://codb.us/DocumentCenter/View/891/high_consumption