5.2 Practices to Save Water at Home
Let’s see what the practices are we can adapt for saving water in our day-to-day life:
- Check your toilet for leaks.
- Take shorter showers- A typical shower uses five to ten gallons of water a minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rinse off
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth- Before brushing, wet your brush and fill a glass for rinsing your mouth.
- Turn off the water while shaving – Fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of warm water in which to rinse your razor.
- Don’t keep the tap running while washing clothes or utensils.
- Catch Rainwater- Installing water butts saves up to 5,000 litres of water a year.
- Avoid Washing Cars at home- Rather than washing your car at home with a hosepipe, take your vehicle for a car wash that uses recycled water.
- Water your plants in the mornings as less water is needed in the mornings as the temperature is more relaxed.
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean the sidewalks or the whole house.