Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Tips on Saving Water

Celebrating National Water in South Africa

From the 17th to the 23rd of March, 2014, it's National Water Week in South Africa. I've posted these tips before but thought it would be good to reiterate them during this week where hopefully you will be more conscious of your water usage. Water is such a precious resource and we need to do our best to save water at all times.

Easy tips on saving water:
  • When washing your dishes, save water by using one sink for washing and the other sink for rinsing.
  • Make sure your sprinklers water only your garden, not your walls, the road etc.
  • Make sure the washing machine is full, this way you get the most use out of it.
  • Love drinking your 2 liters of water everyday? Rather use a jug to fill up your glass, not the tap. This way, every drop counts. Also, by just using the same glass through out the day, you save water by not washing a clean one every single time.
  • A bath uses about 120 liters of water, while a shower uses 80 liters of water. Shorten your shower by 2 minutes and you will save about 500 liters per month.
  • Collect water from your roof for your garden.
  • Don't let the water run while you brush your teeth (one of my pet peeves gosh!).
  • Dispose of your tissues in the trash, not down the toilet. This also goes for cotton wool.
  • Wash your dark colours in cold water, this not only saves water but the colour as well
  • Really lathering up your shampoo? Applying a treatment to your hair? Switch off the water while doing this.
  • When getting fresh water for your pets, throw the water that you're replacing into the garden instead of down the drain.
  • Keep a bucket in the shower. When your shower is warming up or even when it runs, collect this water and use it for your toilet or your garden.
A few easy tips that can help save a lot of water! 

What are your top water saving tips?

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1 comment:

  1. Great job on coming up with those tips! Water as a natural resource can be vast, but that doesn't mean its conservation shouldn't be present in every household. There are a lot of ways we can conserve water, and you've done an amazing job in listing down the most important ways to do so. Thanks for sharing them with us, Cassidy! All the best to you! :)

    Lorenza Coon @ Central Basin Municipal Water District


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