Water Saving Tips

20 WATER SAVING TIPS

  1. Decrease your shower time – 90 second showers. The average shower uses about 20 ℓ of water each minute
  2. Water efficient showerheads – decreases your water usage from 16l to around 6–10 ℓ of water per minute
  3. Only flush the toilet when necessary. Don’t use it as a dustbin.
  4. Converting your toilet to a multi-flush system – This will save you more than 50% in flushing volume
  5. Use Greywater – Collect your shower, bath and basin water and re-use it to flush your toilet, water the garden and wash your car.
  6. Use water and energy-efficient products in your household
  7. full load before running washing machines and dishwashers.
  8. Wash your clothes in cold water to save water and energy
  9. Use waterless hand-sanitiser where possible
  10. 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.
  11. Defrost foods in the fridge or naturally, rather than placing it under running water.
  12. Rainwater harvesting
  13. Turn off the water while washing your hair and teeth
  14. Eco Wash – Minimise how often you wash your car
  15. Plant a water-wise garden with indigenous drought-resistant plants
  16. Water your garden after 6pm
  17. Use a watering can to make sure the water goes where it’s needed
  18. If you have a pool, don’t fill it to the top – splashing leads to serious waste & Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation
  19. No More bottled water – it takes 3 litres of tap water to make one litre of bottled water.
  20. 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

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DASHBOARD

CURRENT DAM LEVELS

Major dams Storage
Ml %
Capacity 23/1/2018
Berg River 130 010 54.9
Steenbras Lower 33 517 45.2
Steenbras Upper 31 767 88.2
Theewaterskloof 480 188 14.1
Voëlvlei 164 095 18.5
Wemmershoek 58 644 52.5
Total Stored Ml 898 221 243 246
% Storage 27.1

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