Many communities and farms across the state are experiencing water shortages from the drought. It’s so easy to take our water supply for granted but living in a drought-stricken state calls for all of us to do our best to conserve water in whatever way we can. Here are 7 ways to conserve water at home…
Instead of letting all the water from your shower run down the drain, place a bucket in your shower to collect the water and re-use it to flush the toilet or as cleaning water. Depending on how soapy the water is, you could also use it to water your plants.
Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth
Don’t let the tap run while brushing your teeth. Turn the water flow down to a minimum so water isn’t blasting out of the tap unnecessarily. You only need a little water to brush your teeth. You could take it a step further and fill a small cup with water and use only that cup to brush and rinse with.
If it’s yellow, let it mellow
It’s not necessary to flush every time you go for a number one. Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons of water with every flush.
Re-use pasta water
Instead of chucking your used pasta water down the drain, let it cool and use it to water your garden.
Strategically stack your dishwasher
Take care in strategically stacking your dishwasher so you get as many dishes as possible in the space. Running only a few plates through the dishwasher is a waste of water.
Skip a shower or shorten your shower time
Some people shower three times a day! Take a moment and ask yourself if you really need to shower that many times? Even just one shower less can make a big difference. Our bodies generate good oils and bacteria that are sometimes beneficial to us.
Keep an eye out for leaks
Check your water bill and keep an eye out for leaks. If you spot a water leak in your home, give us a call on 0400 386 991 – we can come take a look at it for you!