Believe in Yourself You can save Water
Wasting Water at home?
It is an avoidable hazard
But, how to avoid ?
REDUCE Wastage IMPRO-WISE Consumption RECYCLE Water
Water leaks can cost a wastage of several thousands of litres in one year !
A single dripping tap can waste more than 15 litres in a day !
Simple way to check if you have a leak
- It is best to check for a leak overnight, when no water is being used.
- Take a note of the reading on your meter
- Wait for at least two hours (or overnight, if possible).
- Remember not to use any water during this period.
- Check the meter reading again.
- If the second reading is different to the first, you may have a leak – Call the technician.
The flow rate of a regular tap is 9.5 Ltr or more per minute
The flow rate of a regular shower is 18 Ltr or more per minute
- Brushing teeth? Don’t forget to close the tap while brushing
- Washing your face or hands? Use a mug instead of running tap water
- Having a shave? You don’t need running water to keep the blade clean !
- Having a shower? Stop the shower while using soap or shampoo !
- Do you have a washing machine? Don’t turn on until you have a full load
- Are you washing by hand ? Use a bucket instead of running tap water
- Are you washing by hand with a bucket ? Great !
But, don’t refill the bucket to dip each clothing
separately. Be reasonable.
Improve water savings by wisely consuming water.
Impro-Wise to become Water-Wise
- Install tap aerators and water efficient shower heads
- Washing vessels? Fill the sink instead of washing under a running tap
- Washing your car? Do you know about water wise ways to wash your car?
- Watering your garden? Using mulch on the soil increases water penetration, reduces evaporation and reduces the net use of water for gardening
- Don’t double flush in the toilet. Get a single brush for the toilet !
- Each press on the button to flush in the toilet can use up to 7 litres of water
- A family of four people can use more than 100 litres a day in toilet.
- A dual flush system can save at least HALF of the water flushed in the toilet.
The fresh water used can be Re-used for appropriate purposes
The resultant grey water can be Recycled and Re-used as fresh water
- Use the runoff water from washing machine, shower and sinks to fit for purposes by diversion techniques.
- Use of grey water diversion devices with expert advice and safety checks
- The diverted water can be used to flush the toilet and garden irrigation
- Install a grey water Recycling unit. This may sound expensive but it can be a cost effective long term solution.