For now, forget the guilt inducing and super conservative heavy tomes about water conservation which can seem a little laborious and difficult to put into practise.

Here is the 1st collection of Super Simple, Practical Ways to Save Water that really will make a difference and you’ll have the knowledge that every little bit done, truly does count:

  1. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
  2. Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then re-use it to water houseplants.
  3. Choose shrubs and ground covers instead of lawn for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.
  4. For cold drinks, keep a jug of water in the fridge or invest in a water cooler instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
  5. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
  6. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 560 litres per month.
  7. When running a bath, plug the tub before turning the water on and then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
  8. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 90 litres a month.
  9. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 530 litres a week.
  10. Teach your children to turn off taps tightly after each use.