Some ways to save water

 2018-10-02 09:04 AM by

Some tips that will help you save water:

  • Do not leave taps dripping
  • Shorten your showering time
  • Install water saving showerheads
  • Use a glass of water to rinse when brushing your teeth
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Take shallow baths.
  • Avoid filling your bath to a depth greater than 100mm
  • Re-use water to water your garden or pot plants.
  • Check all faucets, pipes and toilets for leaks.
  • Fully load your dishwasher.
  • Wash full loads of clothes.

Ways to Save Water Outdoors

  • Don't over-water landscaping. Wash your car on the grass if possible. This will water your lawn at the same time
  • Use a watering can instead of a hosepipe
  • Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late in evening.
  • Adjust sprinklers so that they don't water the sidewalk or street.
  • Don't water on cool, rainy or windy days.
  • Equip all hoses with shut-off nozzles.
  • Use drip irrigation systems.
  • Plant drought-tolerant or low water-use plants and grasses.
  • Use shrubs and ground cover to reduce the amount of grass.
  • Place mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and discourage weeds.
  • Set your mower blades one notch higher, since longer grass means less evaporation.
  • Use a pool cover to cut down on water evaporation.
  • Use a bucket instead of a hose to wash your car.
  • Use a broom rather than a hose to clean sidewalks, driveways and parking lots.