Sample this: Bangalore is presently facing a water shortage of 500 million litres per day. Out of 14,000 borewells in the city, 6,900 have dried, says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. Even parts of Telangana and Maharashtra are facing a water crisis. Water conservation is the need of the hour and everyone needs to play their part. The situation is delicate: India has 18% of the world’s population, but only 4% of its water resources, 2022 data from the World Bank suggests. About 50% of the world's population—around 4 billion people—live under highly water-stressed conditions for at least one month a year, 2023 data from World Resources Institute (WRI) shows.

Amazon.in has a range of products on its marketplace to help minimise water usage in and around your household. You can do your bit for the planet with these smart purchases.

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1. WAVLY water tank overflow alarm
The WAVLY auto cut, automatic off controller prevents overflow from your water tank. Its smart home motor automation system comes with free sensors and a 1-year warranty. It can be used for municipal water supply as well as submersibles.
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2. Aqua Elegante water saver showerhead
This pressure-boosting shower head from Aqua Elegante is a water-saving device that is best suited for washrooms with low-flow showers. Its high-pressure shower head resists corrosion, withstands physical impact and doesn’t rust, while still being lightweight and easy to handle.
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3. Styxon 360-degree water-saving sprinkler
The Styxon water faucet comes with a 360-degree rotating water-saving sprinkler, faucet aerator, 2-gear, adjustable head nozzle, and water sprayer. It can be adjusted to jet, shower and jet + shower modes, according to your needs. The product is suitable for kitchen, sink, bathroom and toilet faucets.
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4. OhhSome drought-resistant houseplants
While houseplants play a key role in providing us with fresh air indoors, watering them can be difficult, especially when there is water paucity. These drought-resistant indoor plants thrive in partial shade, partial sun and even complete shade, with minimal upkeep.
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5. Wavex- 4-in-1 waterless Carwash kit
Car washing can tend to be extremely water-intensive. Adopting a dry car wash can help save a considerable amount of water. The Wavex Hybrid-X carwash kit comes with a multi-action formulation that provides waterless wash, spray wax, rinse aid and quick detailer, all in a single product.
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6. Asian Paints Xtremoseal Silicone sealant
Asian Paints Xtremoseal is a durable silicone sealant that fixes water leakage and can be used for waterproofing or as a gap filler. It adheres to most metals, plastics and woods, glass, drywall, plaster, granite, cultured marble, ceramic and porcelain tile, natural stone, cement board, composites, fiberglass, aluminium and painted surfaces.
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7. TrustBasket drip irrigation kits for plants
The TrustBasket drip irrigation kit is a manual DIY drip irrigation system for home gardening and lawns. The water flow controlling drippers help conserve water. The kit includes various gardening tools for irrigation.
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7 simple steps to conserve water

Prefer to make incremental changes to reduce water usage? Here are some tips that can immediately make a difference in and around your household.

  • Run the washing machine and dishwasher only when you have a full load
  • Use a low-flow shower head and faucet aerators in your washroom
  • Fix water leaks throughout your home
  • If you own an independent house, install a rain barrel for outdoor watering
  • Use reject water from your water purifier to clean utensils, mop your floor or water the garden
  • Dry wash your car or two-wheeler
  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth

Water shortage can disrupt our daily lives and cause chaos. It can also lead to industrial interruptions, energy outages and agricultural production losses. For instance, a lack of water to cool thermal powerplants between 2017 and 2021 resulted in 8.2 terawatt-hours in lost energy in India. That’s enough electricity to power 1.5 million Indian households for five years, data from WRI shows.