Summer water saving ideas in South Africa

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Summer rainfall is experienced in most regions of South Africa; make the most of the rain by saving it in water tanks and/or using it instead of municipal or borehole water. Here are a few ideas to save water and money this summer in South Africa.

  • Install a rainwater tank or even an underground water tank.
  • It is the growing season in Summer and plants typically need more water than during winter; store your rainwater in water tanks for those dry, hot spells between rains.
  • In many parts of South Africa, we can harvest far more rainwater than we can use right away (assuming a big roof area and multiple large water storage tanks); store this water in above ground water tanks or underground water tanks for the dry winter months – can be used for garden/lawn irrigation.
  • Top up your swimming pool with rain water. The rainwater can come from stored water in your rainwater tank or simply directly from your roof via a temporary gutter/pipe.
  • Use rainwater for irrigation – plants respond well to rainwater when compared with chemical-laden municipal water. This will reduce water bills too.
  • Use grey water for irrigating plants. Grey water is used bath & shower water, laundry water and kitchen water. If laundry water is used, ensure that eco-friendly, phosphate-free detergents are used. Grey water contains nutrients which plants need so this could even reduce the amount of fertilizer you need to apply. One thing to remember with greywater is that it should never be stored in a drum or water tank for more than 24 hours – potentially harmful bacteria and other pathogens could begin to multiply. At low levels, these micro-organisms are not usually dangerous and are quickly neutralised when they reach the soil.
  • When irrigating, do it at night or alternatively, early morning or late afternoon; this will result in less water being lost to evaporation on hot days.
  • All the usual other household saving tips should be remembered and children on holiday from school should be reminded of these too.

Water conservation is not only good for the environment but saves money on water bills too. South Africa still has relatively cheap water but as infrastructure needs repairing/upgrading and as demand increases, water tariffs are set to rise exponentially in the coming years.

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