Tips to save water

Judging by the recent high temperatures, we are in for a scorching hot summer. And, while you might be tempted to put the sprinkler on to water the garden and keep it looking green, remember that water is a valuable natural resource and must be used sparingly.

Here are some tips on how you can save water around the house on a daily basis:

  • Turn the taps off when brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Check taps around the house to make sure they are not leaking. If they are, have the faucets repaired.
  • Use the right amount of water when cooking and don’t overfill the pots.
  • Use grey water from the sink, bath or washing machine to water your garden.
  • Water your garden when temperatures are lower. The ideal times are early in the morning or the late afternoon/early evening.
  • When it rains, try to catch as much surface runoff as you can to use at a later date to water your plants.
  • Don’t use a hosepipe to wash your car, rather use a bucket of water instead.
  • Don’t run your dishwasher or washing machine when only half full.
  • Plant indigenous trees and flowers in your garden.
  • Sweep your driveway or patio instead of washing it down with a hosepipe.
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