World Water Day 22 March 2017
Conserve Water • Conserve Life
As we observe World Water Day this year, here are some quick facts about water trend that are affecting lives and livelihood in different parts of the world. Do your part to conserve water and prevent the spread of dengue fever at the same time.
Adopting good water conservation habits not only helps to create a more sustainable future for our plant, but also lessens the impact of mosquito-bourne diseases such as dengue fever, which is spread by Aedes mosquitoes which breeds in stagnant water.
By reducing stagnant water sources in our homes and work environments through prudent use of water, we can do our part in preventing the spread of dengue.
Here are some tips from Sanofi Pasteur to prevent Aedes mosquitoes from breeding in stagnant water sources, such as:
- Ensure toilet bowls and guly traps are covered if you are going on holiday.
- Turn over water storage containers and keep them dry.
- Remove trays and engage a contractor to re-direct water to the bathroom.
Vase & flowerpots
- Change water in vases and flowerpot plates every alternate day.
- Scrub interiors of vases and flowerpot plates to remove mosquito eggs.
Gardens & pools
- Clear fallen leaves in drains and gardens.
- Ensure swimming pools are properly maintained to prevent stagnant water buildup.
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