Water is a transparent, tasteless and odorless liquid that is essential for all living beings. Water has several distinct properties that are important for the sustenance of life. It is important as a solvent that helps dissolve all the solutes of the body and facilitates several metabolic processes within the human body. There are several uses of water in daily life. It helps to flush out the toxins from our body. It plays a critical role in photosynthesis and is released during respiration.
A large percentage of water is used in agriculture annually. Agriculture requires large quantities of water to grow fresh produce and sustain livestock. It is used for irrigation, pesticide and fertilizer application, frost control and crop cooling. Proper usage of water is important to manage crop yield and productivity. Farmers should follow several water conservation strategies for sustainable agriculture.
Water is used in hotels, motels, restaurants, offices, and other commercial facilities.
Water has several medical uses especially in hemodialysis and dental procedures. It is used to wash surgical tools and equipment. It is also essential for hydrotherapy.