Turkey is not a water-rich country, as opposed to the popular belief. Having average usable water amount per capita annually is 1500m3 approximately, our country is among those suffering from water shortage.
It is projected that Turkey’s population will reach 100 million in 2030 and the water amount per capita will decrease to 1120m3. These projections indicate that Turkey is on the way to become water-poor country.
The precipitation rate in Turkey has experienced 11% decrease in autumn of 2020 compared to the previous years.
In the last 50 years, nearly 60% of more than 300 lakes in Turkey dried.
According to the “Water Risk” atlas prepared by the World Institute of Natural Resources, Turkey is among the countries suffering from high level of water shortage.
According to the studies conducted by scientists, the temperature will increase while the precipitation will decrease in Mediterranean Region where Turkey is located as well, and the countries in this region will face with a severe drought in a short period like 50 years.
Clean vegetables and fruit in a clean bucket of water, not under running tap water.
Rinsing the plates, forks and knives before placing them into the dishwasher is of no use in cleaning. Do not continue this unnecessary pre-rinsing activity.
You can place a 1,5 lt of plastic bottle into the reservoir and save 1,5 lt of water each flush.
When soaping your hands or brushing your teeth or shaving, do not leave the tap on.
Replace the gasket of dripping taps and leaking reservoirs without losing any time.
Collect the rainwater from the roof if you have a garden.
Do not run your washing machine or dishwasher before fully loaded.
Take shower instead of taking long baths. When foaming your head and body, turn off the tap.