How to conserve water in the bathroom?
- Replace your showerhead with an
- If you take a five-minute shower instead of a bath, you'll save about 57
- Install faucet aerators on all faucets or replace older models. You can save nine
litresper minute per person.
- Do not let the water keep running while shampooing your hair, soaping your body or shaving.
- Install a dual-flush toilet. It will save up to 98
- Install a toilet dam or displacement device such as bag or bottle to reduce the amount of water needed for each flush.
- Put dye tablets in your toilet tanks to check for leaks.
How to conserve water in the kitchen and laundry?
- Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully loaded.
- Do not use running water to thaw food.
- When peeling or washing vegetables, fill one sink with water rather than using the running tap.
- Purchase a front-loading washing machine. They use less power and water.
- When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water and quickly rinse under a slow-moving stream from the tap.
- Repair dripping taps immediately by replacing the washers.
How to conserve water outdoors?
- Do not over-water your lawn. Water lawns during early morning or sunset when the temperature is low.
- Choose a water-efficient drip irrigation system for trees, shrubs
- Keep sprinkler heads properly adjusted to ensure they are not watering sidewalks.
- Establishments with swimming pools should cover them during the summer to reduce evaporation.
- Wash your car from a bucket instead of the hose.
- Use a shut-off nozzle on your hose which can be adjusted to
finespray, so that water flows only as needed.
- Adjust your irrigation schedule to accommodate changes in seasonal water demand.
- Use a broom instead of a water hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk.