Do you know what we call blue gold? Drinking water! This is because only three percent of the world’s water is drinkable fresh water.
It is all the more surprising, then, that one person in Switzerland uses up to 140 liters of the highest quality water – just in one day. That equates to approximately 16 watering cans. Just by flushing the toilet we use 42 liters of water every day. Showers and baths use up the second largest amount of water, a whole 37 liters going down the drain. All the water we use has to be cleaned again at the sewage plant.
Luckily, Topsy has lots of tips to help you save water and protect the environment: Most toilets have a flush button you can press that only rinses the toilet for a short time. Or it’s even possible to control the flushing time with a stop button. When you take a shower, turn off the water between lathering and rinsing. And choose to take a shower more often than a bath – a shower doesn’t waste as much water as a full bathtub does. Who knows, you might be able to convince your parents to buy some water aerators for the sinks and the shower. This can often reduce your water consumption by half.
Topsy has even more good news: You don’t have to wash up by hand! Using the right settings, a modern dishwasher uses less water, i.e. make sure it's well-filled before you use it.