What can the average person do to try and keep taps flowing?
We have 20 ways that you, your family and friends can save water – if you aren’t already.
The Western Cape is experiencing serious water shortages, so any rules applied in those areas would supersede these more general water saving practices.
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Make sure you’re taking steps to save water wherever you can.
EXTREME DROUGHT SITUATIONS
In severe water shortage cases, there are a number of things you can do to make things more bearable:
- Manage your fluid intake. While you need to cut back on water usage, you must never ration your daily drinking water.
- Buy electrolyte-enhanced liquids (like Powerade and Energade) if drinking water isn’t available.
- Use waterless hand sanitiser, dry shampoo and conditioner and have a sponge bath over a bucket or basin.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Closing taps properly saves up to 900 litres per month.
- Turning the tap off when washing hands, face, brushing teeth and shaving saves up to 20 litres per month.
- Fixing leaking toilets saves up to 22,000 litres per month.
- Using a bucket, not a hose, to wash your car saves up to 300 litres per wash.
REPORT WATER LOSS
Report significant water loss: burst pipes, faulty meters, overflowing sewers, open hydrants and other leaks.
Telephone | +2711 688 1400
SMS Line | +2782 653 2143
Tip-offs Anonymous | +2780 000 2587
Email | email@example.com
Tel: 080 13 13 013
Be sure to provide your water provider with the following information:
- The area and street.
- House number nearest the reported leak.
- Leak description.
- Your contact number.
For more ways to report water leaks, click here.