We live in a water scares world! Don’t waste the precious water! Whether you’re a resident of our lovely village or a visitor please do your upmost to conserve our limited water supply.
We urge all residents to install water storage tanks. Rainwater is free and although limited at times it is a resource too valuable to waste; storing water helps reduce the pressure on the municipal water supply.
Report Municipal Water Leaks Mr Yoks Ntintili 071 423 7612
HELPFUL TIPS TO CONSERVE WATER
In the bathroom
- Keep a bucket in the shower. Catch the water and use it to flush loos or water plants.
- Take short showers! Don’t bath it uses too much water.
- Remove the plug from baths – essential for house rentals and guest houses
- Install water saving shower heads
- Turn the tap off during teeth brushing
- Flush loos only when necessary
In the kitchen
- Use pasta cooking water to water plants.
- Only use washing machines and dishwashers with full loads
- Don’t let the tap run when washing dishes
- Do less laundry
- Install grey water tanks
- Install water storage tanks to capture rain water
- Mend leaks immediately
- Monitor your water bill
- Never throw water down the drain as it can always be used again
- Use a broom not a hose
In the garden
- Shrink your lawn
- Mulch plants to avoid evaporation
- Plant succulents and water wise plants
- Use grey water to water your plants
- Don’t play with water
- If you really have to wash a car or boat use a bucket of water and a sponge.
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