Top water saving tips
In an effort to conserve water and help adhere to consumption of 50 litres per person per day, follow our water saving tips.
- Ensure you have no leaks on your property.
- Only flush the toilet when necessary.
- Use bleach or disinfectant to regularly sanitise toilets and surrounding areas.
- Reduce your shower time to two minutes and use a bucket to catch falling water for re-use.
- Have “Military showers”. This entails running the shower water to get wet, turning it off to soap yourself up and then only turning the water back on again to rinse yourself down.
- Collect your shower, bath and basin water and re-use it to flush your toilet, water the garden and wash your car.
- Remove make-up at the end of the day with facial wipes or micellar water and cotton wool.
- Replace handsoap in the home with hand sanitisers.
- Only do a load of washing or dishes when you have a full load.
- Hand washing laundry uses less water than many washing machines, especially older models with no eco cycles. Check your machine’s usage.
- To reduce amount of dishes, stock up on disposable plates and cutlery.
- The water from the rinse cycle for some washing machines can be re-used for the next wash cycle.
- Use a cup instead of a running tap when brushing teeth or shaving.
- Let food defrost naturally instead of immersing it or placing it under running water.
- To reduce evaporation from plants after rain, mulching them with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw will assist.