Adopt daily water saving habits to reduce your water footprint!
Choose a quick shower over filling your bathtub with water.
Don’t let the water run needlessly while you brush your teeth, shave or wash your hands.
Immediately repair any malfunctions in the flushing cistern or the tap.
If your flush is old, replace it with a new dual low or large flow flush . Otherwise, you can place a full plastic bottle or little bags full of water in the flashing cistern, to reduce the volume of the water flushed.
Use the washing machine only when full. Otherwise, adjust the amount of water to the volume of the load for wash.
While hand-washing the dishes, fill the sink or a bowl with water and detergent. Rinse quickly and in low flow. Use the dishwasher only when full.
Wash fruits and vegetables in a bowl of water rather than under the running tap. Then, use this water to water your plants.
Include more vegetarian meals in your diet and reduce meat consumption, as a very larger amount of water is required in animal husbandry than in vegetable cultivation.
Don’t over-water your garden and choose your watering time early in the morning, when temperatures and wind speeds are lower. This way water loss due to evaporation is reduced.
Prefer climate-resilient plants and avoid planting a lawn since it requires large amounts of water.
If you wash your car yourselves, rinse it with water from a bucket instead of a hose. It is preferable to wash it in places with grass. If you wash it in a car wash, choose special pressure washer machines that save water.