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:
- Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
- Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then re-use it to water houseplants.
- Choose shrubs and ground covers instead of lawn for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.
- 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.
- Designate one glass for your drinking water each day. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
- Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 560 litres per month.
- When running a bath, plug the tub before turning the water on and then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 90 litres a month.
- Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 530 litres a week.
- Teach your children to turn off taps tightly after each use.