Every drop counts!
With the Christmas holidays nearly upon us, most people are already looking forward to the hot sunny days ahead. Traditionally it’s that time of year when we head to the beach or fill up our pools to cool off.
With forecasters already predicting a hotter than usual summer, it’s a good time to think about conserving water. While water restrictions sometimes occur during this time, we can all save water with a little thought.
It’s the little things that can make a difference when it comes to water conservation, such as turning off the tap when cleaning your teeth or waiting to use your washing machine until you have a full load.
One of the biggest culprits when it comes to high water usage is your shower, by shortening your shower by a minute you can save up to 500 litres of water a month.
If you’re a keen gardener it’s understandable you want to water your plants to stop them from dying, however watering your garden in the heat of the day can cause leaf burn and excessive evaporation. Wait until a cooler time of the day before watering plants, you’ll not only save water but save them as well. Use a hand held hose rather than leaving a sprinkler on.
A dripping tap can waste up to 90 litres of water each week, so be a ‘leak detective’ and check your hoses, connectors and faucets regularly and if you spot a leak – get it fixed.
Remember – every drop counts!