How to save water at home

Do your part during South Africa's water shortages by learning how to save water at home using these helpful tips.

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Easy Ways to Save Water at Home

There are a number of ways that you can reduce your impact on the environment, which includes saving water. Your water usage and electricity bills are directly related because electricity is needed to heat the water in your home. By reducing your hot water consumption, you’ll be helping the environment and reducing your monthly expenses at the same time.

If there is one thing that we’ve learned over the past two years, it’s that water can run out and that it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Many people end up wasting this precious resource because they’re not always sure how to save water at home. This article will provide you with useful water saving tips that you can use to develop better water usage habits.

Saving water doesn’t mean you need to put hygiene on the back-burner. It’s as simple as only using products that perform well at low temperatures but still clean your clothes and dishes thoroughly.
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5 Ways to Save Water Today

  1. Don’t leave the tap running while you’re washing your face or brushing your teeth. If possible, rather use cold water instead of hot water.
  2. For many children, bathtime is one of their best times of the day. To save water, get them to exchange one bath for a shower every week and notice the difference in your water consumption. Turn it into a game if you must but find ways to make showers just as fun as bathtime.
  3. Be smart about how you use your dishwasher. One way to do this is to only run it when it’s full and to pack it strategically. By selecting the eco-wash setting, you can wash your dishes with far less electricity and still achieve the same results.
  4. When it comes to washing your clothes, use colder water and shorter cycles wherever possible. Washing your clothing at lower temperatures is just as effective, especially when you use products that work with cold water such as OMO.
  5. Reuse the leftover water from washing your clothes to water your plants or to wash your car. You could even place it in a bucket and mop your floors.

Keep track of your electricity usage before and after implementing these handy water saving tips to see how much money your family is saving.

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