Water Saving Tips

7 Tips for saving water

1. Have a shower instead of a bath

On average, a shower uses less water than a bath. Bath takers use an average of 95-130 litres of water, while a 10-minute shower with a regular showerhead will fill the tub with 95 litres. However, a study proved that shower takers spend longer in the shower than they report, and therefore, use more water than they think.

2. Spend less time in the shower

Your morning shower is a great starting point to being more sustainable as it can use anything between six to 45 litres of water per minute. Try to cut back to less than four minutes per shower.

3. Don’t leave the water running when rinsing dishes by hand

If you have two basins, fill one with soapy water and the other with rinsing water. If you have one sink, put your washed dishes on a dish rack and rinse them using a spray device or a pan full of hot water.

4. Always use the dishwasher and make sure its full

Use less hot water by running your dishwasher only when it's full and by choosing shorter, economy wash cycles. If you are worried shorter cycles might not get your dishes clean enough, you can rinse them in cold water before putting them into the machine.

5. Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet tank

This will reduce the amount of water used per flush. For an easy DIY solution, put pebbles or sand inside two plastic bottles to weigh them down, fill the bottles with water, screw on the lids, and place them safely in your toilet tank, away from the operating mechanisms.

6. When watering plants use a watering can

7. Check your property for water leaks