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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.

 

 

 

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