In light of the recent water restrictions that have been implemented in various parts of the country, it's important that each and every single one of us makes strides towards preserving our most precious resource; water. When it comes to reducing water consumption, small lifestyle adjustments can have a huge impact.
When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Only use the dishwasher for a full load.
Use a refill water bottle to store water in the fridge. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
Soak pots and pans in water instead of letting water run while you scrape them clean.
Don't use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.
Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.
Select the proper size pan for cooking. Larger pans may require more cooking water than necessary.
Collect the water you use while rinsing fruits & vegetables and use it to water house plants.
Toilet leaks can be silent. Be sure to check your toilet for leaks at least once a year.
Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush for solid waste.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth and save up to 15L a minute. That's up to 757L a week for a family of 4.
Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 1000L a month
Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 500L a month
One drip every second adds up to 19L per day! Be sure to check your taps and shower-heads for leaks regularly
Teach children to turn off taps tightly after each use.
Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help your discover leaks.
Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.
Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water