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Here is 16 Practical Water Saving Tips You Can Use Every Day

With the Western Cape facing a drought of never before seen proportions, each and every one of us has to begin doing our bit to save water as we all know water is a precious resource. Every action each of us takes to save water in our home makes a difference.

Have you ever wondered how you can contribute to help save and conserve our water resources?
By providing you with 16 Practical Water Saving Tips You Can Use Every Day we aim to ensure that there is not one single individual left who can say they didn’t know how they could really save water, or they didn’t know how they could really help.

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Check all faucets, pipes and toilets for leaks.  Log water leaks with your local municipality.  Take a short 2 minute shower.  A showerhead use as much as 16 litres per minute Don’t use a hosepipe to wash your car, use a bucket to save water.   Water your garden with a watering can early morning rather than a hosepipe.
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Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Use a cup to brush your teeth. Only flush your toilet when necessary.  "if it's yellow let it mellow.  If it's brown, flush it down" When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing. Rinse in a sink of water.  Collect cooled water used for cleaning and cooking vegetables to water pot plants.
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 Use you dishwasher and washing machine only for full loads  Don't fill your swimming pool and use a cover to prevent evaporation.  Turn off the water while washing your hair on hands. Kettles should not be filled to the brim, just enough water for your needs. 
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Never use your toilet as a wastebasket.  Put tissues and cigarette butts in the bin. Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow tap aerators. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks and keep ’n eye on your usage.  Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late in evening. -before 10:00 or after 16:00. 

 

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