• Create an awareness of the need for water conservation among your children. Avoid the purchase of recreational water toys which require a constant stream of water.
  • Be aware of and follow all water conservation and water shortage rules and restrictions which may be in effect.
  • Report all significant water losses (broken pipes, open hydrants, errant sprinklers, abandoned free-flowing wells) to the property owner, local authorities or the Water and Sewerage Authority
  • Encourage your friends and neighbours to be part of a water conscious community.
  • Conserve water because it is the right thing to do. Don’t waste water just because someone else is footing the bill
  • Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water houseplants.
  • When running a bath, plug the tub before turning the water on, then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  • Store drinking water in a bottle in the refrigerator instead of turning a tap on each time you want to drink water.
  • Check regularly for unseen water leaks. To detect a potential leak, carry out the following test; record your metre reading, then wait for about two hours when no water is being used before taking the reading again. If the reading remains exactly the same, then you can be sure that there is no leak. If a leak within your property, call a licensed plumber.
  • Soak your dirty pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  • Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.
  • Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid over-watering some while under-watering others.

Every person can make a difference. So tell your friends, neighbours and co-workers to “Turn It Off” and Keep It Off when your pipes are not in use.

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