Water conservation tips to save money and the planet

Drought-stricken Cape Town cannot seem to get a break. The three-year drought and dwindling water reserves are affecting everything from agriculture to the tourism industry in the region. Government and ordinary people alike have been trying to use as little water as possible. What else can people and businesses do to prioritise water conservation?

Advice for businesses and organisations

The city of Cape Town has posted helpful tips on its website for environmentally conscious companies that want to save water. It reminds people that the actions of individuals go a long way to making a difference. The City adds that saving water will also help them to save money, improve their social and environmental profiles and reduce their carbon and water footprints.

Other useful tips

  • Keep municipal drinking water for essential purposes and only use indoors
  • Examine operations to see where water consumption can be reduced
  • Encourage your colleagues to save water
  • Ensure that all leaks on your property are fixed

More water-saving hints

Businesses can also consider starting a water-saving initiative as a corporate responsibility project. To  ensure you are saving as much water as possible, there are many devices that can help, including water-efficient taps, tap aerators, water-efficient showerheads and water-saving toilets. Automatic flushing urinals should be replaced and flushing times of regular toilets and urinals reduced.

When it comes to gardens, use water-wise plant species and limit lawn areas and flowerbeds. Businesses and organisations can also install a borehole or wellpoint because using alternative water resources will help save drinking water. And businesses that use plenty of water should consider using alternative and recycled water resources.

How people can save water

  • Re-use towels and try to limit laundry
  • Limit the number of times you flush the toilet
  • Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth and while you lather up with soap
  • Shower as quickly as possible
  • Use a shower bucket to catch the water for re-use
  • Use a dishwasher to wash dishes
  • Invest in water-efficient taps, toilets, shower heads, dishwashers and washing machines
  • Get a rain barrel to harvest rainwater

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