Wherever you are in the world, people need water to survive. 70% of the world is covered by water but only 2.5% of it is fresh. Depending on the region, some people flush out freshwater, while others are in drought and living in pollution. There are roughly 1.8 billion people in the world who don’t have access to safe drinking water, causing nearly 3.4 million deaths each year. A few simple adjustments in your daily routine can help make a difference in the water crisis:

Take shorter showers
3 out of 4 Canadian adults take 5 minutes long showers, using roughly 2 billion litres of water a day. Something as simple as shortening your shower to 3 minutes, can easily save 800 million litres of water a day, which equals to about 24 billion litres a month!

Don’t leave the water running in the kitchen
When washing the dishes, fill up one side of the sink to scrub your dirty dishes, and then quickly rise out on the other side. When rinsing fruits and vegetables, do it in a big bowl or pan to avoid water waste.

Dispose chemicals properly
Try to prevent any chemicals from going down your drain or toilet – whether it’s cleaning up paint, car oil, or flushing down expired medication.

Pick up after your pets
Pet waste left on the ground can run down the sewage drains, spreading bacteria and contaminating our water.

Avoid using fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides
These chemicals can absorb into our groundwater and surface water, which can cause pollution in rivers also affecting the marine habitat.

Here at Acuva we believe that everyone should have access to safe drinking water. Drinking water can easily become contaminated with microbial pathogens such as bacteria, protozoa and viruses. This drove our team to design water purification systems with advanced technology of UV-LED disinfection.  Not only that, but our modules also benefit the environment. One system effectively reduces the need for 1.2 million single-use plastic water bottles in its lifetime, thus making a difference in the war against plastic waste. We encourage OEMs operating in this industry to connect with us by calling 1-800-980-8810 or emailing info@acuvatech.com — help spread our technology into the world by providing safe, clean drinking water and a more sustainable environment!


Sources:
http://www.unwater.org/water-facts/water-sanitation-and-hygiene
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/freshwater-crisis/
https://water.org/our-impact/water-crisis/health-crisis/
https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2011/04/21/are_you_ready_for_the_threeminute_shower.html

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