SAVE WATER - Create a suggestion and incentives system at your organization to recognize water-saving ideas.
SVAE WATER AT WORK - Publish your organization’s monthly water use to show progress toward water-saving goals.
SAVE WATER - Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.
SAVE WATER - While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.
Level 6B water restrictions include hosing down of paved surfaces with municipal drinking water is illegal.
SAVE WATER - Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.
SAVE WATER - Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.
Currently the highest waves are at the Cape Peninsula with a wave height of 3m and a SE wind at 43km/h
SAVE WATER - Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
Level 6B water restrictions include washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats with municipal drinking water is illegal.
SAVE WATER - When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
Level 6B water restrictions include irrigation or watering with municipal drinking water is illegal.
SAVE WATER - If installing a lawn, select a lawn mix or blend that matches your climate and site conditions.
SAVE WATER - Make suggestions to your employer, school or local government about ways to save water and money.
SAVE WATER AT WORK - If you use processed water in your business or facility, look into water recycling.
SAVE WATER - When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.
SAVE WATER - See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.
SAVE WATER - Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.
SAVE WATER - Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
SAVE WATER - Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak. Fix it and start saving water!
SAVE WATER - Use a broom rather than a hose to clean sidewalks, driveways, loading docks and parking lots
SAVE WATER - Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
SAVE WATER - If you steam or boil vegetables, save the water! It is full of nutrients and makes a free fertiliser for watering your plants.
SAVE WATER - Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.
SAVE WATER AT WORK - Ask employees for suggestions on saving water and give prizes for the best ideas. Incentivize it!
SAVE WATER - Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.
SAVE WATER - We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.
SAVE WATER - Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.
SAVE WATER - Report broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or your local water provider.
Some commercial refrigerators and ice-makers are cooled with water. Upgrade to air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
SAVE WATER - Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level drop may indicate a leak.
SAVE WATER - Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.
SAVE WATER AT WORK - Wash company vehicles as needed rather than on a schedule. Stretch out the time in between washes.
SAVE WATER - Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water and energy.
Let your lawn go dormant (brown) during the winter. Dormant grass only needs to be watered every three to four weeks, less if it rains.
SAVE WATER - Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush for solid waste.
SAVE WATER - Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.
SAVE WATER - Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every 15cm will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run off the surface.
SAVE WATER - Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals, plus energy, too.
Level 6B water restrictions are in effect from 1 February 2018 in Cape Town. Avoid Day Zero and use 50 litres per person per day.
SAVE WATER - Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.
SAVE WATER - When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub fills.
Level 6B water restrictions include filling or topping up of private swimming pools with municipal drinking water is illegal.
SAVE WATER - If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
SAVE WATER - Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
SAVE WATER- When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
SAVE WATER - Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.
SAVE WATER - Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. Were a pipe to burst, this could save liters of water and prevent damage.