Trying to be water-wise? Then it is easy to be water-wise by making a few simple changes to your routine.
Top water saving tips for your homes
Check all faucets and pipes for leaks : Make sure that all faucets are properly shut off after use. Because, larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons. Fix any leaks from faucets, toilets, or sinks in your home as soon as you notice them.
Don't let the faucet run while you clean your fruits, vegetables & dishes : Rinse fruits, vegetables and dishes by putting them into a bowl/basin full of water and swishing it around. This will save you from constantly running the tap water in the sink.
Avoid using running water to thaw frozen food : Thaw food properly by bringing it out of the refrigerator about an hour ago.
Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads : Automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be fully loaded for optimum water conservation.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, washing your hands or shaving : There is no need to keep the water running while shaving or brushing your teeth and turn off the water while you apply and lather soap.
Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators : One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse.
Install high efficiency dual flush toilet : Get a low-flow toilet. Newer models of toilet bowls offer a dual flush options which massively reduced the water per flush.
Don't run the hose while washing your car : Clean the car using a pail of soapy water. Use the hose only for rinsing so that we can save water when washing a car.
How to save water at Office
Install aerators on taps : Aerators reduce the amount of water flowing from the tap by up to 50%, while maintaining the pressure.
Detect and fix any leaks : The easiest way to save water is to periodically check and fix leaks from pipes, fixtures, appliances, and equipment.
Engage and inform employees : Put up posters and stickers to remind staff about water saving habits.
Low flush and dual-flush toilets : Use water-saving toilets which can reduce the amount of water used for each flush
Water efficient equipments : Install water efficient equipments wherever possible and water your lawn only when it's needed.
Ways to save water indoors
Regularly check all faucets, pipes and toilets for leaks.
Take shorter showers with high efficiency showerheads. Each minute you can save 2.5 gallons.
When washing your hands, turn off the water while you lather.
Replace older toilets with a high efficiency dual flush toilet
Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods.
Use the appropriate water level and load size on the washing machine when doing laundry.
Install an aerator on your bathroom or kitchen faucet and save about 1 gallon per minute each time you run your faucet.
Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other such waste in a trash container rather than in the toilet.