www.globalsolutions.eu Drinking water Liisa Rätsep Anete Vaks Elis Lilleõis Kreet Kokla
About 2/3 of the Earth is covered with water • Only 1,5% of it is fresh water • 1/5 of the world doesn't have direct access to pure water • We are fortunate to have plenty of water • Our water is close to the ground
About 450 million years ago a meteorite hit the place where Hiiumaa now lies • Hiiumaa arose from the sea soon after the last ice age • As a result we have many artesian wells
Artesian wells • An artesian well is a well, where water comes to surface naturally • The water comes from about 5-20 meters under the ground • There are about 40 boreholes and many natural springs
Statistics Where do people get their water from? Do people use water from artesian wells?
How can you save water? Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Repair all your leaking taps. Take a shower instead of a bath.
Keep your drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the facet run until the water is cool • Wash only full loads of laundry of use the appropriate water level or load size selection on the washing machine • Buy high-efficient plumbing and appliances