With the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions around the world, many have started frequent hand-washing to combat the disease.
While this is good to prevent infection and spreading, the act itself has led to a vast increase in unnecessary water consumption.
To put it simply, the average water usage during a 20-second hand-wash results in the waste of 1.5 to 2 litres of water. Imagine a household of four washing their hands a dozen times or so in a day!
Of course, we are not advising against hand-washing. But it can be done better.
By TURNING OFF THE TAP while lathering up and scrubbing your hands, you can ELIMINATE water wastage from the tap. That’s all it takes.
So in effect here is a step by step on how to wash your hands efficiently;
- Wet your hands and apply soap.
- Turn off the tap.
- Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds
- Rinse hands thoroughly.
- Close the tap tightly.
Let’s remain water conscious and not create another water issue while battling a viral one.