- Decrease your shower time – 90 second showers. The average shower uses about 20 ℓ of water each minute
- Water efficient showerheads – decreases your water usage from 16 ℓ to around 6–10 ℓ of water per minute
- Only flush the toilet when necessary. Don’t use it as a dustbin.
- Converting your toilet to a multi-flush system – This will save you more than 50% in flushing volume
- Use Greywater – Collect your shower, bath and basin water and re-use it to flush your toilet, water the garden and wash your car.
- Use water and energy-efficient products in your household
- Fill the load before running washing machines and dishwashers.
- Wash your clothes in cold water to save water and energy
- Use waterless hand-sanitiser where possible
- Fix any leakages asap – A dripping tap can waste 30–60 ℓ of water every day. A leaking toilet can waste up to 100 000 ℓ of water in one year.
- Defrost foods in the fridge or naturally, rather than placing it under running water.
- Rainwater harvesting
- Turn off the water while washing your hair and brushing your teeth
- Eco Wash – Minimise how often you wash your car
- Plant a water-wise garden with indigenous drought-resistant plants
- Water your garden after 6pm
- Use a watering can to make sure the water goes where it’s needed
- If you have a pool, don’t fill it to the top – splashing leads to serious waste & Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation
- No More bottled water – it takes 3 litres of tap water to make one litre of bottled water.
- Use less electricity – A single 60-watt lightbulb lit for 12 hours uses as much as 60 litres of water
DID YOU KNOW?
One leaking toilet wastes between 2 600 and 13 000 litres per month, depending on the flow rate of the leak. A leaking tap wastes between 400 and 2 600 litres per month. Just one leaking toilet can add R2 600 to your monthly water bill.
– HOW TO SAVE WATER –
Decrease Your Shower Time
90 second showers. The average shower uses about 20 ℓ of water each minute
Convert to multi-flush system
This will save you more than 50% in flushing volume
Use a Glass
Instead of a running tap, use a glass of water when brushing your teeth
Fix any Leaks
A dripping tap can waste 30–60 ℓ of water every day. A leaking toilet can waste up to 100 000 ℓ of water in one year
CURRENT DAM LEVELS
|Berg River||130 010||54.9|
|Steenbras Lower||33 517||45.2|
|Steenbras Upper||31 767||88.2|
|Total Stored Ml||898 221||243 246|