Water Conservation Tips
Did you know we use about 27% of water for bathing and toilet use. Here are 10 simple DIY tips that come in handy and if practiced diligently, can help conserve water.
1. Don’t waste the waste:Utilise RO waste water for other household purposes.Reuse grey water and reroute the runoff from your clothes washer and use that water for things like flushing the toilet or washing your car
2. Fix faulty faucets: A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of 1 drip per second can waste more than 11,360 litres per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers!
3. Keep tabs on the taps: Don’t let the faucet running while cleaning veggies. Turning off water while brushing teeth saves 9.5 litres a minute.
4. Install showerheads and aerators: Shower heads control the water flow rate, which helps in reducing the amount of water consumed. A low-flow shower can help you save 34,540 litres per year, given a 10-minute shower time per day.
5. Switch to a low-flush toilet: Install a cistern displacement device to reduce the volume of water used in each flush.
6. Install a water meter: Monitor water consumption to control usage. What’s more, it is also helpful in detecting leaks.
7. Broom the sidewalks: A single sidewalk wash consumes about 303 litres of water, use a broom instead!
8. Water plants during mornings: Watering your plants during the day increases water consumption due to evaporation. Save 95 litres each time you water your plants either early mornings or late evenings.
9. Don’t run half-filled washing machines: Avoid half cleaning rounds and allow your washing machine to be filled before you get them spinning.
10. Don’t run the hose while washing your car: About 230 litres of water is consumed per car wash, make each drop count.
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