What can l do to save water?


One article from the City of Cape Town said that “After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has 70 days left of water supply for the dams and resevoirs, putting it on track to be the first major city in the world to run out of water. Unless residents drastically cut down


  • Only flush the toilet when necessary. Don’t use it as a dustbin.
  • Cut my showers to two minutes. A standard (non-water-saving) showerhead can use up to 16 litres of water per minute.
  • Collect my shower, bath and basin water and re-use it to flush my toilet, water the garden and wash my car.
  • Wait for a full load before running washing machines and dishwashers. The rinse water from some washing machines can be re-used for the next wash cycle.
  • Use a cup instead of running my taps in the bathroom or kitchen when brushing teeth, shaving, drinking, etc.
  • Defrost foods in the fridge, microwave or naturally, rather than placing it under running water.

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