World Water Day: Every Drop Counts

Water is the root of all life - it’s our passion at hansgrohe. Our planet’s water cycles are a lifeline for nature, culture, and prosperity, and they are tightly intertwined with many other cycles. We must protect their fragile balance. This is the only way we can guarantee a future for life on our planet.

Did you know?

The United Nations established World Water Day to celebrate water and raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. (R1)

Safe and fresh water is a valuable, unevenly distributed resource. It is absolutely vital that it is used sparingly in regions where there are water shortages. However, even in water-rich areas, constant investment in its treatment is essential. Hansgrohe preserves water cycles thanks to our water-saving products, without compromising the shower experience. Below are several small adjustments you can make to create a big impact.

What can you do to help?

  • Take shorter showers

The average American shower uses approximately 59.8 liters of water and lasts for eight minutes. (R2) Limiting the time spent in the shower to around five minutes can help reduce water use drastically. Hansgrohe EcoSmart technology helps to reduce water consumption of up to 9 liters per minute for overhead and handheld showers while offering a pleasant shower experience using AirPower technology.

  • Fix a leak

A leaky faucet uses more than just a few drops of water. Household leaks can waste 180 gallons per week or 9,400 gallons of water annually. This equates to approximately 900 billion gallons of water annually nationwide. Repairing the existing faucet or switching to a new faucet from hansgrohe is a quick and simple way to be more efficient with water consumption. (R3)

  • Turn off the faucet

Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth can save eight gallons of water per day and, while shaving, can save 10 gallons of water per shave. Assuming you brush your teeth twice a day and shave five times per week, you could save nearly 5,700 gallons per year. Additionally, letting your faucet run for five minutes while washing dishes can waste 10 gallons of water and use enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 18 hours. (R3)

As you can see, every drop of water counts, and when we sum it up based on the annual water savings, the contribution can be significant. At Hans, we want to preserve safe water and protect our ecosystems to the best of our abilities. We want to do this so well, that we leave the cycles behind in healthier shape than we found them. We can all contribute to and protect the most important and precious resource that we need for our society to thrive. Additional information on our efforts can be found here.

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