Here’s why we must use water efficiently

By Johannesburg Water

Water Saving Tips

Why must you use water efficiently?

It reduces your water bill

  • It reduces the cost of dams, water purification and maintenance costs which will result in lower tariffs
  • It makes water available for our increasing population so that Johannesburg Water and the government can supply water to others who might not have a reliable water supply
  • Ensuring a continuous uninterrupted supply of water in the future

How to conserve water without necessarily changing your lifestyle?

Indoors

  • Convert to dual flush toilet
  • Adjust the water level of washing and dish washing machines to suit the load
  • Install water-saving shower heads and flow restrictors
  • Take short showers or, if you want a long soak, take a bath
  • Repair leaking/dripping taps
  • Turn the tap off when you are brushing your teeth
  • Buy water efficient devices (small shower heads etc.)

Outdoors

  • Water your garden in the morning or late in the afternoon and avoid watering on windy days
  • Keep your garden free of weeds, as they use water too
  • When sprinkling, use a timer on the tap
  • Install a drip system or micro-sprays in garden beds
  • Soak your gardens twice a week and water the roots, not the leaves
  • Use a trigger nozzle on your hose
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk
  • Wash a car on the lawn using a bucket instead of the hose
  • Cover your pool to avoid evaporation in hot days and throughout the winter season
  • Plant indigenous plants that require less watering
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Groundwater use in high water table areas (Midrand)

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