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THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SAVE WATER – As a team, WE can beat the stream… of water wastage!


Due to poor winter rainfall, residents need to take special care to save water however possible they can.  Here are a couple of tips for at home, in the garden and in the commercial sector.


Water saving measures at home:

  1. Shower rather than bathing.  Switch tap off when lathering with soap…only switch on again when you rinse it off.
  2. Make sure that your dishwasher and washing machine is full before you start up a load.
  3. Flushing of toilet – place a 2L plastic bottle full of water in the water cistern of your toilet. – It could save you 7 300L of water per year!
  4. When washing dishes by hand, do not leave the water running when rinsing.  Fill the twin tubs with soapy and clean water.  One to wash, and the other to rinse.
  5. Install a system to pump your grey water to the garden.

 In the garden:

  1. Plant FATPLANTS>>> they require little no water.
  2. Put a covering layer around trees and plants.  Will soak up water.
  3. You are only allowed to water your garden once a day on the designated days for your area.
  4. Water at sunrise and sunset…the best time to do so is sunset as plants have more time to soak up the water.
  5. Make sure your taps aren’t dripping – this amounts to terrible water loss!

In the industrial & commercial sector:

  1. Ensure that people are aware of how to report major water losses from leaking or damaged pipes and hoses.
  2. Encourage the staff to report and look out for dripping taps and leaking toilets.
  3. Appoint a person to track water usage.
  4. Close taps lightly and get washers replaced when leaks are discovered.

By Lulu Le Roux