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How to conserve water in the bathroom?

  • Replace your showerhead with an ultra low-flow version.
  • If you take a five-minute shower instead of a bath, you'll save about 57 litres of water.
  • Install faucet aerators on all faucets or replace older models. You can save nine litres per 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 litres per day.
  • 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 and flowers.
  • 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 fine spray, 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.