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Bengaluru Doc’s Water-Saving Tips Go Viral Amid Crisis

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A doctor used social media to share water-saving advice for homes as Bengaluru, India’s tech hub, deals with a water crisis. She says that without changing their daily schedule, these techniques have drastically decreased her family of four’s daily water consumption by an estimated 600 liters.

In these difficult times, the physician Divya Sharma provided four suggestions for conserving water.Her water-saving strategy is straightforward and successful. She recommended switching out overhead showers for bucket baths, adding aerators to every tap, gathering RO waste water in a container, and giving up on car washing entirely.

In her post, Dr Sharma wrote, “Small steps for #Water conservation at home. Though we have been extremely prudent with water usage earlier as well, there is always scope for improvement. Sharing our household experience.”

In a subsequent post, she wrote, “No overhead showers. As a dermatologist, I have always encouraged bucket baths. The shower uses 13 liters per minute while a bucket is 20 liters. A 5 min shower vs bucket bath saves 45 ltr per person. Approx saving: 180 ltr”

“We’ve fixed aerators on all taps. 30-minute dishwashing session now consumes 90 ltr versus 450 ltr earlier. This is for small utensils throughout the day. For end-of-day full load -A dishwasher is used which is more water efficient than manual washing. Approx saving:360 ltr,” she wrote in her thread.

“All waste water from RO is being collected in a container and this water is used for mopping and garden use. Approx saving: 30 lts,” she said.

“Others: washing machine used once full load is achieved. Car wash has been stopped- every day dusting and alternate day wet cloth cleaning- the car still sparkles! Single push flush use Asked plumber to audit any pipe leakages. Approx saving: 30 lts

Small initiatives help save 600 ltrs per day in our household of 4. Plus there is ZERO impact on our lifestyle. Small savings add up to big numbers,” she concluded.

Her post collected over 90,000 views on X and numerous comments.

A user wrote, “Example of how to write a good thread. The advantage of threads is you are providing bite-size information which Xers can easily digest. It also has the advantage that Xers can share important posts/points from the thread. I think posts should be 600-700 max. Threads – 2000 words.”

“Great thread. all must follow. What is happening in Bengaluru today will happen in the not-so-distant future in your city. Better to be water-wise,” another user commented.

Bengaluru, India’s “Silicon Valley,” is experiencing an unprecedented water crisis. Residents are trying every possible solution, from working from home to using public restrooms. Due to a lack of water, residents in different neighborhoods have been forced to order takeout and bathe on different days.

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