23 Oct Saving you money!
Turn off taps while washing your face, brushing your teeth or shaving.
Shower instead of taking a bath. You can save up to 400 litres a week.
If you prefer to bath, share the water and don’t overfill the tub.
Fill your kettle with just enough water for your needs, not to the brim.
Reduce toilet flush volume. This can be done by placing a 2 litre cold drink bottle filled with water and a little sand to add weight or a brick covered with plastic bag, into the cistern.
Fix leaks. Leaking toilets can waste up to 100 000 litres of water in one year.
Use grey water and used water from baths, washing machines and other safe sources to flush your toilet.
Do not over-fill or excessively backwash your swimming pool.
Use a bucket instead of hose to wash your car. Using a garden hose could use as much as 30 litres of water per minute.
Do not pour paint and chemicals down the drain.
Farmers ensure that they keep toxic insecticides away from water sources and streams.
Factories should take care of how they discharge mercury and other heavy metals into waste water.
People living in rural areas should take care not to use the river or river bank as a toilet.
Ensure your washing machine and dishwasher is fully loaded before starting them.
Think before rinsing glasses and cutlery under running water.
Make a point of checking for toilet and tap leaks in your home, school or workplace and engage a plumber to repair any problems.
Always water plants during early morning hours or in the evenings when temperatures are cooler.
Group plants according to their water needs and mulch around them.
Clear invasive alien plants off your property.
Use rain water stored in tanks for watering gardens.