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Posted by MARTIN PFAFF on

Some practical ways to reduce dependence on mains water and reduce your overall water usage include:

Rainwater Harvesting - utilize rainwater from the roof and store in tanks for use inside and outside the home.


Greywater Recycling - treat water from the bathroom (showers, baths and sink) to reuse for flushing toilets, the washing machine and irrigation. A well designed Greywater Recycling System can save up to 40% of potable water and also sewage - you use water twice!

Adopt Water Wise habits - change the way you use water and use efficient products and appliances.

- Look for water efficient units when you buy a new:

  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Toilets
  • taps and shower heads

- Habits

  • you'll save over 425 liter a month by spending 2 minutes less in the shower
  • plug the bathtub before turning the water on, then adjust the temperature
  • a family of 4 can save 94 liters/ week by turning off the tap while brushing the teeth
  • turn the water off while you shampoo and condition hair can save more than 180 liters a week
  • run the dishwasher only when it is full
  • don't use running water to thaw food

much more can be done in and around the hose to be more water efficient, just have a look at your water consumption and have a think about it.



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