Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Tips

Water is a precious commodity and the value thereof often over looked when we have an unlimited supply. But what if there is only a limited supply? Only enough to last for a short period of time? In Cape Town, we are currently experiencing this problem. The rainfall has been limited the past few seasons causing our dam levels to reach a critical low at this point. The water restrictions went up quite gradually and quickly the past year. I don’t know about you, but I never realized how precious water was until the past few months.

There is almost nothing left and the only thing left to do is find solutions. I believe each one of us can help to save water on some level.

Here are some water saving tips:

  • Only flush the toilet necessary. Don’t use it as a dustbin.
  • Cut your showers to 2 minutes.
  • You can re-use your shower, bath, and basin water to flush the toilet, water the garden and wash your car.
  • Only use your washing machine and dishwasher when you have a full load.
  • When brushing teeth, shaving or drinking water use a cup instead of letting the tap run.
  • If you would like to defrost some food let it defrost in the fridge or naturally, rather than using running water.
  • If you own a property fix leaks and dripping taps.
  • Monitor your water consumption. Knowing how much water you use on a daily basis can help you use it more efficiently.
  • Report water issues and restriction offenses.

A lot of littles eventually makes a big difference. Whether you are a resident or a traveler remember the little you do can make a big difference in the end. Let us all try our best to help save water!

Read more about the level of water restrictions currently in place.


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