Simple everyday water conservation tips

water saving tipsSimple changes in your water-use habits can reduce your water consumption:

  • Limit outdoor water use to keeping landscape plants and shrubs alive during the dry period and perform watering in the morning or late evening. Avoid trying to bring a lawn back once it has begun to turn brown. Established lawns and landscape plantings can usually survive without watering.
  • Avoid washing cars, patios and sidewalks. Use local car washes if absolutely necessary, and use a broom to maintain a clean sidewalk or driveway.
  • Equip your hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • Capture rainwater in rain barrels or rain water tanks and buckets placed at downspouts. Re-use “gray” water from baths, showers and hand basins (not toilets) for use on indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Repair leaking toilets, faucets and hoses. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day.
  • Place a weighted plastic one-half-gallon jug or a toilet dam in the tanks of conventional toilets to displace and save water with each flush.
  • Reduce the length of showers and limit the time a faucet runs while washing hands or brushing teeth. Only about 5 percent of water used in the home is for drinking and cooking. Most water is used in bathrooms (75 percent) and for laundry and cleaning (20 percent).
  • Install a low-flow showerhead. New models use 2.5 gallons per minute compared to older molds that use 5 to 7 gallons per minute.
  • Turn off the tap while brushing teeth or shaving to save more than 200 gallons of water per month.
  • Install aerators on all faucets to reduce water use by 50 percent.
  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water cold in the refrigerator to avoid running the faucet to get cool water.
  • Completely load dishwashers and clothes washers prior to operation. Eliminate pre-rinsing of dishes to save 10 gallons of water per load. Use the proper water level or load size selection on the washing machine.
  • Invest in WaterSense washing machines that reduce water use from 54 to 27 gallons per load.

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Great water saving tips.  Remember that rain is a free source of water and should be harvested whenever possible.  Rainwater can be used for drinking water after filtration.  Rainwater harvesting systems can be simple consist of a single small rain water tank or more complex and effective with a number of above ground water tanks or underground water tanks.  In South Africa, the most cost-effective way of storing water is by installing plastic or poly water tanks.  Only choose high quality water tanks that are made from food-grade polyethylene such as those manufactured by JoJo Tanks (click on the links below to view the various jojo water tanks, jojo chemical tanks and jojo tank stands available).

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