Water is scarce, we do not have enough dams to supply our growing population, thus each one of us can contribute by doing the responsible thing - SAVE WATER.
The average consumption of a household is approximately 8kL (8000litres) or more per month which could be reduced to 5-6kL for a 2-person household.
Water saving TIPS which will dramatically cut your water bill.
Monitor your water consumption.
Don't leave the tap open - close it while you brush your teeth, shave, or wash your hands.
Re-use grey water to water your garden.
Water your garden late afternoon/evening and not when the wind is blowing. Ensure you have a water-wise garden.
Grey water is the water from the
- washing machine
Note-toilet water is too contaminated, thus not useable as grey water.
Toilet-flush with grey water.
Fix dripping taps and leaks as soon as possible.
Harvest rain water - you will not believe how much can be harvested from the gutters during a rainy season.
Rainwater is appropriate for vegetable garden watering.
If you cannot afford expensive tanks, collect water in buckets or big bins.
Washing machine-set to economical setting.
Pump the water into a drum, water your plants with a watering can.
Dishes-don't wash under a running tap.
Place a portable plastic basin into your sink, once your dishes are done water your garden.
Shower-while you wait for the water to heat up, catch the water in a bucket to flush the toilet.
Take shorter showers instead of bathing.
Insert a water saver washer into the shower-head.
Swimming pool-don't refill too often & cover to prevent evaporation.