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Water: Conserve it, Store it, or Perish without it [Infographic]

Water Conservation Infographic – We are proud to tackle this challenging issue with the informative infographic associated with this blog post. We have made this infographic available to download and available to your association members, conservation partners, and non-profit organizations.

Water is the essence of life, yet a startling fact remains in the vast expanse of our blue planet: only 2.5% of Earth’s water is fresh and suitable for consumption. Our overconsumption, pollution, and the impacts of climate change pose a stark reality. Water Storage No Longer Optional: Now A Necessity.

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The Precious 2.5%

Imagine the entirety of Earth’s water as a 100-liter jug. In this vast jug, less than 2.5 liters represent the fresh water available for life’s needs. The rest is saltwater, locked in oceans or trapped in glaciers and snowfields. This tiny fraction supports not just human populations but all terrestrial ecosystems and agricultural needs.

America's Thirst for Fresh Water

The United States stands out for its enormous appetite for fresh water. An average American family uses approximately 300 gallons of water daily, significantly higher than the global average.

The Impact of Pollution and Climate Change

Water pollution exacerbates the scarcity of fresh water. Careless use of water and even essential water management is something we can and must change. Another cause of our water problems is climate change. Global warming is altering the global water cycle, reducing annual rainfall in some areas and increasing the frequency of extreme weather events like hurricanes and droughts.

Global Demand on the Rise

As the global population continues to grow, so does the demand for fresh water. Agriculture, which already consumes a significant portion of the world’s freshwater resources, is expected to increase its water use to feed an expanding population: urbanization and economic development further strain limited water supplies.

Conserve, Store, or Perish

The challenges facing our water supplies are daunting but not impossible. Conservation is the only first step. It is simple for each of us to take action by fixing leaks, installing water-efficient fixtures, and adopting responsible landscaping practices that can significantly reduce water waste.

Whether designed for a home or business, investing in water storage solutions, both at the community and individual levels, can help solve the impacts of drought and ensure a steady supply during times of scarcity. A water storage system can be an effective solution to maintain sufficient reserves for the future. These tanks can be above or below ground and in sizes from 5,000 gallons to as much as 5,000,000 gallons.

The Future is in Our Hands

Water conservation and intelligent management are not just environmental imperatives but moral ones. The decisions we make today regarding water use and management will shape the future for generations to come. Choosing the right size and type of water storage tank can make a huge difference. Selecting the appropriate size and type of water storage tank can make a considerable difference.

Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no substitute, and there is no time to waste. It’s up to each of us!