Why Is It Important to Conserve Water?

It is important to save water because it helps to save money and also helps to conserve the planets limited usable water supply. Only about one percent of the water on Earth is suitable for human use since the remaining 99 percent of water on the planet consists of saltwater from oceans, frozen ice caps and glaciers that is not suitable for use in everyday life.

Water can be conserved by doing things like taking shorter showers, fixing drippy faucets, not running a dishwasher until its full and by not mowing lawns until the grass is 2 1/2 to 3 inches in height. Conserving water ultimately helps to ensure that future generations have less of a chance of running out of the water, which is a resource that all life on Earth needs in order to survive.