Water Saving Tips
- Switch off the electricity supply to
the geyser for 22 hours a day. 100 Litres of water will be hot for
showering within 1hour and very hot after 2hrs.
- Repair leaking taps by replacing washers.
- Close taps whilst cleaning teeth and washing your face.
- A shower uses 7 to 25 litres per minute.
- Loo flush uses 11 to 27 litres of water. Placing an object below the cistern water level will conserve an equal amount of water.
- Bathing in a deep bath can take 135 litres. 90 litres can be saved by taking a shallow bath.
- Laundry washing machine should be
loaded with a full load each time it is operated. For a part load, some
machines can be set for this. It means half the electricity and water
can be saved.
Outdoor Cleaning and saving:
- Gardening uses vast amounts of water and major savings can result from careful management.
- Automatic sprinkler systems can
deliver 3 times the water used in the household. Great care should be
taken to monitor the system.
- Don’t OVER WATER the garden, watering is not required after a good rain.
- Auto sprinklers don't know about recent rain so switch them off.
- Storing roof water in tanks will save water and money.
- Swimming Pool covers will reduce evaporation of water as well as save on chemical additives to the pool.
- Monitor “topping up” of pools, leakage from underground pool pipes will cause the level to drop.
- Sweep down the driveway rather than hose it down.
- Wash cars on the lawn, use a water container not a hosepipe.
- Teach children about water conservation.
- Monitor your water meter regularly and compare daily consumption averages.
- By noting your monthly consumption, if you notice an escalating increase, it would be a clear indication of a burst pipe.