Water Saving Tips
Globally the pressing question is how to ensure a clean, reliable water supply with strains from population growth, booming development, and global warming. Many communities are already enforcing water restrictions. There are a few simple things you can do at home to ease the burden on your local water supply and save money in the process.
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
- Only run the washing machine and dishwasher when you have a full load.
- Check your property regularly for leaks on your internal plumbing.
- Install a dual flush or low flow toilet or put a conversion kit on your existing toilet.
- Using a watering can in the garden instead of a sprinkler / use a bucket to wash your car instead of a hosepipe.
- Install a rain barrel for outdoor watering.
- Harvest rainwater off your roof.
- Use a pail or basin instead of running water when you are cleaning.
- Monitor your water usage on your water bill.
- Share your knowledge about saving water through conservation and efficiency with your neighbours.
- Rinse fruits and vegetables in a shallow sink of water instead of under running water.
Did you know?
30 to 60% of domestic drinking water is used to water yards and gardens, and often large portions are wasted by over-watering, evaporation, and misdirected sprinklers that water sidewalks and driveways.