Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Do you know how much water you are using

Washing your hands and face = 1.5 litres each time

Fill basin with soap water to use throughout the day

Bath = 80 - 150 litres

  • Bath must not be filled up more the 15 cm
  • Bath small children together
  • Use bath water to fill toilets and water plant
10 minute shower = 90 Litres

  • Get a free flow restrictor or from Bathroom Bizarre or CTM and install in shower rose
  • Install low flow shower heads
  • Cut shower time down to 3 to 4 minutes
  • Soap body and wash hair
  • Switch taps back on to rinse
  • Collect cold water buckets to flush toilets or water gardens
Toilet flush = 6-21 litres

  • Averages = 9 to 13 litres
  • Put Hipo Bag, Brick or 2 litre container in cistern to reduce water volume per flush. Only flush when necessary
  • Do not use toilet as dustbin
Drinking per cup = 250 ml

  • Keep water in fridge to avoid letting tap run cold before filling cup with water
Hand Washing dishes = 18 per single basin and 36 per double basin

  • Don't rinse dishes wipe excess off with paper towel
  • Only half full sink. Rinse in basin not under running water
Dishwashers = 17 - 45 litres
  • Only use for full load
Washing machine 1 x 3kg load = 80litres
  • Only wash full loads

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