From ice to veggie peelings through to getting the hound involved, here are 10 more super water saving ways:
- When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
- Catch water in an empty tuna tin to measure sprinkler output. Two and a half centimetres of water in approx. 0.09 square metre of grass equals about 3 litres of water.
- Aerate your lawn at least once a year so water can reach the roots rather than run off the surface.
- When you have ice left in your cup from a take-away, dump the ice onto a plant and the cup in the rubbish.
- For hanging baskets, planters and pots, place ice cubes under the moss or dirt to give your plants a cool drink of water and help eliminate water overflow.
- Have your plumber re-route your grey water to trees and gardens rather than letting it run into the sewer line. Check with your city codes, and if it isn’t allowed in your area, start a movement to get that changed.
- Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up or runs. Use this water to flush toilets or water plants.
- When you are washing your hands, don’t let the water run while you lather.
- While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels.