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Tips for Saving Water

  • Remember to shut off the faucet while using soap. Washing your hands for 20 seconds does not mean leaving the faucet on simultaneously. After wetting your hands, shut off the faucet using a tissue/towel. Reopen it once you’re done applying soap. Sparing a couple of seconds to shut off the faucet can go a long way in conserving water.
  • Take a shower rather than a bath.  Try turning the water off in between washing your body, shampooing and conditioning.  To go one step further, place a bucket in the shower with you to collect any excess water.  An ideal shower is about 2 to 4 minutes long.
  • When refreshing a pet’s water bowl, use the old water on house plants rather than pouring it down the drain.
  • Keep a jug or bucket next to the kitchen faucet to collect any water that you run when waiting for the tap to heat up. You can use this to water your houseplants or in the garden. 
  • Practice the 3Rs: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Simple practices such as reusing cooking water for watering plants or reusing water used for boiling vegetables to make soup can have a significant impact.
  • Minimize water waste by checking for any potential leaks on your property.
  • While washing your face, shaving, or brushing your teeth, be sure you don’t leave the water running needlessly.
  • Make a conscious decision to minimize your laundry.  Run the washing machine only when full.