Fast facts on WATER (II)

Today we have some tips on how to save water in the home. I´m sure you are aware of some of them but i´m sure you´ll learn something new…

WATER SAVING TIPS…

TO OPTIMIZE WATER IN YOUR HOME…

  1. Install water saving fixtures such as aerated taps, toilet cisterns with half and full flushes (you can now get 3/6 litres per flush), taps with two phase opening (reduce hot water consumption).
  2. Ensure taps etc. are all fully closed when not in use and monitor your water bill to check for leaks!!

IN THE KITCHEN…

  1. If you buy bottled water for your home, stop. There are now many filters available which will filter the regular tap water to the standard of bottled water.
  2. Avoid washing dishes manually… the dishwasher (assuming its water efficient) uses less – a lot less!!
  3. Only turn on the dishwasher or washing machine when full.
  4. Leave saucepans soak rather than scrubbing them under the running faucet.
  5. Defrost food in advance to avoid using water to defrost faster.
  6. Leave a water glass out in the kitchen so as not to get a new glass every time you drink water.
  7. Rinse vegetables etc. in a bowl and not under the running faucet.

IN THE BATHROOM…

  1. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, only opening it when you need to rinse.
  2. When shaving, fill the sink with water instead of leaving the faucet open.
  3. TAKE SHORTER SHOWERS and turn off the water when shampooing etc.
  4. When waiting for shower to reach correct temperature, collect running water in bucket and reuse for cleaning etc.
  5. Place a bin in the bathroom to avoid throwing things into the toilet and flushing unnecessarily.

 


 

 

 

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