Water conservation in the home and garden.


Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on July 7, 2015

Water conservation in the home…

1. Check taps and pipes for leaks. A small drip can waste 75 litres of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of litres.

2. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks. Read the house water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there may be a leak.

3. Install water-saving shower heads.

4. Take shorter showers. Cut down on water use by turning off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 75 to 150 litres of water.

5. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush. There is no need to keep the water running while brushing your teeth.

6. Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads. Automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be fully loaded for optimum water conservation.

7. When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing. If you have a double-basin, fill one with soapy water and one with rinse water.

Water conservation in the yard and garden…

8. Plant drought-resistant lawns, shrubs and plants.

9. Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Mulch will slow evaporation of moisture while discouraging weed growth.

10. Check for leaks in pipes and hoses. Leaks outside the house maynot seem as bad since they’re not as visible. But they can be just as wasteful as leaks indoors. Check frequently to keep them drip-free.


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