Save water at home, in the garden, and at the office

Water is such a scarce resource these days, so we’ve decided to share some tips on how you can save water at home, in the garden, and at the office to spread awareness and help our precious country.

In the last few years, we’ve been experiencing a lot of water restrictions and shortages. The Eastern Cape has been declared a drought disaster, Johannesburg Water has implemented stage 2 water restrictions, and according to Rand Water, parts of Gauteng, the North West, Free State, and Mpumalanga could also face more water restrictions if the current demands do not change.

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Why is saving water important?

Water is essential for our survival. We cannot live without it. You’re probably thinking, “Why all the fuss when there is so much water on earth?”. The sad reality is that only 1% of that water is drinkable.

How to save water at home

  • Take shorter showers and install a water-saving showerhead to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Don’t leave the water running when you’re shaving or brushing your teeth.
  • Check for leaks in and around your home and fix them as quickly as possible.
  • If you can, install a dual flush toilet, which can save roughly 50% water with every flush.
  • Install aerators on your taps. An aerator mixes air with your water, which reduces water usage but doesn’t affect pressure.
  • Reuse grey water to flush your toilet.
  • You can also lift the toilet handle immediately when everything is flushed away, instead of leaving it until it stops by itself.
  • Don’t leave water running when washing your dishes.
  • Buy an eco-friendly dishwasher and wash full loads, unless your dishwasher has a half-load option.
  • Use as few utensils as possible when preparing food so you have fewer dishes to wash.
  • When doing the washing, wash a full load of clothes or adjust the settings to accommodate the size of the load.
  • Invest in a water-storage solution, like a JoJo tank. You can connect your guttering system to the tank and store rainwater to use in and around your house when you need to.
  • Insulate hot water pipes so you don’t have to waste water while waiting for it to heat up.

Grey water definition:
The relatively clean wastewater from baths, sinks, washing machines, dishwashers or other appliances. Grey water does not include water from your toilet.


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Save water in the garden

Watering your garden can take up a huge part of your household’s water consumption. While plants need a sufficient supply of water to stay healthy, there are strategies to conserve this precious resource.

  • Only water your garden after sunset.
  • Plant water-wise plants.
  • Plant ground covers or spread wood chippings or mulch in your garden beds. This helps reduce evaporation and prevents weed growth.
  • If you really have to wash your car, use a pressure washer or a bucket with a sponge and a cloth and wash your car on the grass.
  • Cover your vegetable garden or other sensitive plants with a shade cloth to reduce evaporation.
  • Use grey water to water your garden.
  • Use your water storage solution to water your garden or wash your car.
  • Use a drip irrigation system.
  • Cover your swimming pool to reduce evaporation.
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Save water in the office

It’s not enough to just save water at home, businesses need to ensure they are taking the steps to conserve this resource too. Educational programmes that teach employees how to save water are beneficial. Businesses should carry out regular audits to monitor how much water is being used and where there is room for improvement.

  • Make hand sanitiser available to staff.
  • Minimise the amount of water that’s used to clean the offices.
  • Install water-efficient toilets and taps in the bathrooms.
  • Check for leaks and fix them as quickly as possible.
  • Install dual flush systems if possible.
  • Install aerators on the taps.
  • Insulate hot water pipes so you don’t have to waste water while waiting for it to heat up.
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Now that you know how to save water, you can reduce your utility bills and do your bit for the environment. Find a JoJo tank for sale on Junk Mail and take the water-saving capacity of your home and office to new heights.

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