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Water wise tips for National Water Week

Water wise tips for National Water Week

17 March – 23 March is National Water Week – aiming to raise awareness and re-iterating the value of water.

Consider these water wise tips for ways to cut down water consumption and expense.

 Did you know?

  • A toilet is the single biggest user of indoor water. On average, it uses 11 litres of water per flush.
  • The average washing machine uses about 100 litres of water per wash cycle.
  • The average tap runs at 10 litres a minute.
  • The average shower runs at 22 litres a minute.
  • The average bath holds 150 litres of water.
  • A garden hose can spray about 30 litres of water a minute.
  • The average person, in a middle-class home, uses 200 litres a day to water the garden.


How to save water:

  • A toilet flush saver takes minutes to install and gives immediate savings because it shortens the average flush from 11 litres to two, giving a water saving of around 60 per cent.
  • Install a rosebud showerhead, which restricts the flow to nine litres a minute.
  • Use a water flow regulator to save up to 75 per cent. It can be used on all outlets, provides an aerated spray and restricts the flow to three litres a minute.
  • Become more aware of water consumption by installing a Water Smart Flow Meter on your irrigation. It enables you to track your water usage and fits on taps, sprinklers or sprayers.
  • Harvest rainwater from your roof and store it in a water tank. This way you could meet up to 86 per cent of household needs. Rainwater is clean and it’s free.

 

 

 

An Easter feast from Fournos

Fournos is all about family and friends … and our Spoil this month is exactly that … an Easter feast for 10 people, with a hamper including two roasts, freshly baked breads, hot cross buns and damn-the-diet cakes. Such a fabulous treat!

 

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One reader stands a chance to win a BRU Coffee home starter kit worth R400!

 

Time to enjoy special moments

We’re giving one incredibly lucky reader this Thomas Sabo watch, valued at R5725!

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