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Updated 05 October 2015

Water saving tips

Did you know that a dripping tap wastes up to 75 litres of water per day?

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Water is a scarce resource in the Cape as rainfall is highly variable from year to year. All of us have a part to play in conserving as much valuable water as possible.

Here are a few tips on how to save water:

  • Install a low-flow shower head and tap aerators on all taps.
  • Flush toilets only when necessary.
  • Install a multi-flush or dual-flush mechanism in the toilet. A multi-flush device allows the user to choose exactly how much water goes to waste when pressing the handle. A dual-flush device has a short flush button for liquids and a longer flush button for solids.
  • Plant water-wise indigenous plants.
  • Water gardens only in early morning or the evening and only when necessary.
  • Install garden drip irrigation on flower beds and sprayers on lawns.
  • Collect rainwater for re-using on the garden or washing the car.
  • Use a broom instead of a hosepipe when cleaning driveways or patios.
  • Insulate hot water pipes so that not too much water is wasted when waiting for water to get hot.
  • Cover your swimming pool to reduce water evaporation.

For more tips on how to save water, visit the City's Water Services website


 
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