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.

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