10 ways you never knew you could save water

From setting your bath time to one favourite song on your smartphone to  switching to cold start faucets, here are some new ways to stop water wastage.  Take a pledge to practice these, on the occasio

Published: 21st March 2017 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2017 06:48 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: Spending less time in the shower on a daily basis is the first step one can take to save water. For keeping track of time, keep your smartphone in the bathroom and time yourself by how many songs play while you’re in there. And to further save water and time, limit your shower time to a single song.


Using a bucket is always better than a shower when it comes to water conservation. However, adjusting water temperature while your bucket is filling instead of waiting for them to fill and then discarding the water for it being too cold or hot saves not only water but also your time while you are rushing to work!
Constant tap drips can lose more gallons of water a day and should be immediately fixed.

If an immediate action is not feasible, keep a bucket under it and mop the house next day using that water. 


One of the major leaks that goes unnoticed is a toilet flush leak! A quick trick to check it is by putting a dye or food colouring into the tank. In the case of a leak, the colour will appear in the bowl without flushing. 


Don’t flush things down the toilet to dispose them off. Throw tissues or other waste in the garbage can, which doesn’t require gallons of water.

Waterless Urinals
The automated, waterless urinals have elevated the hygiene standards in the ever-evolving sanitary ware industry. The Flush free Urinal systems work without flushing water, making it the most advanced product in the category. 


The products available are built in such a way that they do not require any electrical power or liquid barrier for the closure of drainage that makes it versatile, thus saving two very important aspects of today’s life - Water & Electricity. This comes with inbuilt air perfume thus preventing the escape of smell.

Cold Start Faucets
Cold start faucets is an innovation designed for sustainability, with water and energy saving capability and zero CO2 emissions. It allows you to use cold water for daily bathroom rituals with a lever in the center. In addition to saving water, you’ll be saving energy, as it prevents the boiler from firing up when not needed.

Washbasin and Water closet
The Washbasin + Water closet is a perfect example that reflects “water-reuse technology”. It reuses waste water from the washbasin to fill the toilet cistern. An integration of the expression of innovation and design, perfect for saving water and space.


Steam showers instead of water showers
Power of steam helps keep clean and are also very water efficient. They use less water than a traditional shower and are very relaxing to use.

Flow Limiters and aerators
Adding a flow limiter to a shower system allows you to achieve more sustainable water consumption without affecting comfort levels. It limits the flow of water and, additionally, boosts comfort giving the body a pleasant tingling sensation. 

Other advanced features
Additional features like dual flush WCs, low water consumption urinals, water and energy saving faucets are favored all over the world and should be adopted by every responsible individual.
(The writer is MD, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd)

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