Let us save water in the bathroom
It’s the weekend and many Afropolitans will be at home doing our chores, cleaning, washing watering the garden or perhaps washing your car after a long travelling week. The Water Affairs department, as well as Rand Water in the province of Gauteng, has again called on households to use water sparingly in the wake of water a worsening drought.
Here are some tips to save water:
In the bathroom:
- The Shower bucket – Instead of letting the water pour down the drain, stick a bucket under the shower head while you wait for your shower water to heat up. You can use the water for flushing the toilet or watering your plants.
- Brushing your teeth – Don’t let water go down the drain while you brush! Turn off the tap after wetting the brush and turn it on again when rinsing. Better yet pour water in a cup to rinse your teeth with it.
- Washing your hands – To save water while washing your hands, don’t run the tap while you’re scrubbing your hands?Turn the tap off after you wet your hands until you need to rinse.
- Flushing the toilet – Note that the toilet is one of the most water-intensive things in the house, do you need to flush every time?
- Fix leaks – Fixing leaky taps and pipes can mean big water savings and you may also save money.