Top 5 ways to save water
Be forgetful, sometimes
Watering your grass or gardens all the time is not always a good thing- especially when you have to save water! Follow the watering by-law and don’t over do it. Brown lawns are not dead lawns, they will come back once the hot summer heat disappears.
Quick & speedy
Don’t take long showers. Try taking 10 minutes off your normal shower time. If you have a low flow shower head, you could be saving up to 40 litres of water. Also- be quick to turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or washing your face.
Out with the old, in with the new
Replace all your old water appliances, if you can. Newer water efficient shower heads or sink faucets can save a family up to 160,000 litres of water in a year.
Get responsible with your toilet
If you don’t have a new low-flow toilet, make sure your old water guzzler is dressed in style. Water displacement outfits are what’s in, and so is saving money on your water bill. Do not use a brick, either- it can ultimately break your toilet. Limit how many times you flush and use the garbage bin for tissues.
In the kitchen
Your kitchen gets a lot of action. Try to slow it down by hand washing dishes in a small sink full of water instead of running the dishwasher. Rinse fruits & veggies in a bowl rather than under the tap, then use that water to feed your house plants or garden. Last but not least, fill up a big bottle with tap water and keep it in the fridge- this way you don’t run the tap for cold water.
Water conservation notice to customers 2013