Valuing Water 101: 5 Smart Ways To Reuse Waste RO Water From Alkaline Water Ionizer
Did you know that approximately 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water? 2.2 billion i.e. approximately 1/3rd of the total world population is living without access to safe water. Think of that the next time you leave a tap running.
Today, we sit at our homes, sipping coffees, drinks, soups and even alkaline water. There are people who have to walk miles to get drinking water for their families. The large explosion of the population certainly hasn’t helped with the situation. Although 71% of the earth consist of water, according to a report conducted by the United Nations Organization, approximately 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. At present, if we let the depletion of water continue, we might not be far away from the future where water is more expensive than gold.
Moreover, all those that are living on the planet right from animals to humans are completely dependent on water. And naturally, humans are, at large, responsible for most of the wastage through daily usage. If only we were the intelligent species who knew how to efficiently use water. Oh wait, we are!
The “Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030” an initiative by the United Nations emphasizes every citizen of every country to put combined efforts to conserve water and use it wisely. Let’s see how we can DIY this thing.
1. A gallon a day, keeps the wastage away
Drinking alkaline water has its own perks, but it also has some completely avoidable downsides. Well, just one downside- water wastage! Fret not as our 2-step prescription to this epidemic always saves the day! (Or should we say, saves Water). Following are the two easy-to-do at-home, DIY steps-
Step 1- Find a large container, preferably a bucket
Step 2- Place it carefully under your water ionizer
There you go. Once it’s done, you are ready to take on the world as the saviour. Now let’s see what you can do after saving the water in distress!
2. Use Waste RO Water From Alkaline Water Ionizer For Gardening
Everybody owns a garden or at least a plant. For those who don’t, this might finally be a sign. So, go out and get those green-friends some good-old-fashioned water-treatment with the water saved from your water purifier or water ionizer. While you’re at it, make sure to dissolve the waste RO water with some tap water to reduce the salinity as too much salt can ruin the soil. To maintain the fertility of the soil, the TDS level of the water should not exceed 2100 ppm and the sodium content must be under the permissible limit 0f 60% too.
Of course, if you don’t have the tools to measure the TDS level, so simply mix it with the tap water and sprinkle it in the garden. However, it is best to first try on a few plants for 1 month to see whether they are really enjoying it.
3. Utilize The Alkaline Water Ionizer’s Expelled Water To Clean Utensils
Do you want to make your utensils spotless while saving water at the same time? Say no more, Vyom Innovation Alkaline Water Ionizer has got your back! No, it’s not a sales pitch, neither are we asking you to use alkaline water to wash your kitchen-tools. We simply would like to let you know that the extra salt content of the waste RO water helps get the food particles and the dirt off the kitchen utensils. So, next time you see the waste RO water spilling down the drainage line, think of all the dishes that it can clean. And don’t just stop there. Go ahead and put a bucket under your water ionizer and save gallons!
4. Use The Wastewater For Washing Clothes
The salinity content of the waste RO water is efficient in cleaning the dirt from dishes as well as clothes. The same rules apply. The extra salt in the water absorbs the dirt more efficiently. Consider this as a pro-tip for washing clothes.
Here is what you can do: arrange the semi-automatic or twin tub washing machine, Alkaline Water Ionizer and a tank in a vertical order. By doing this, the wastewater from the ionizer would get discharged directly via its pipe into the tank and then the collected water would get emptied into the washing machines to wash the clothes.
This will lead to the saving of 120 litres of tap water which usually a washing machine requires to clean the clothes.
5. Utilize The Wastewater To Clean Floors
Who doesn’t like to clean floors? Probably everyone. But we all do like clean floors.
In either case, the floor needs to be clean and water needs to be spent. Usually, tap-water is taken into consideration but why not give it a rest? Why not give the bucket-under-the-water ionizer machine, a chance to shine?
All you need to do is mix the collected wastewater in the bucket with the tap water. Too much of anything is always harmful. Just like that, too much salt content will increase the TDS level of the water and leave a deposit on the floor. Mixing it with the normal water and some soap will work just fine.
6. Efficient In Cleaning Sink and washrooms
Clogged drains could be a person’s greatest nightmare (apart from a zombie apocalypse).
We all know the hardships and gallons of water that go into the process of unclogging a sink.
While we don’t have a solution for the hardships but we can surely tell you how to save those gallons. And the trick is, yes you guessed it right, the waste RO water from Alkaline Water Ionizer! The saline nature of the water would help to break down grease and emulsified fats. For better results, you can combine it with vinegar, baking soda, and boiling water. After that flood the drainage with the waste RO water.
Similar to cleaning the kitchen sinks, you can use the wastewater from RO purifiers to clean toilets, bathtubs, and showers.
While you may think “how much am I really going to save? Let someone else do it. Let us revise for you an age-old saying ‘every drop makes the ocean’.