Drinking & Cooking
  • ​Use only what yo​​​​u need.​​
  • Don’t clean vegetables and     fruit under a running tap, use the kitchen sink instead.

  • When washing clothes by hand, use a wash tub instead of a running tap. Use a washing machine for full loads only​.​
  • Don’t leave the hose running to clean your floors, use a mop and bucket instead​.
  • ​​​​​Take shorter showers (not longer than 5 minutes), limit water used during your shower by turning the tap off while     you are applying soap​.
  • Don’t let the water run when you brush your teeth or         washing your hands and face​.
  • Don’t use a hose to wash the car. A bucket of water is quite adequate​.​​
  • Instead of washing dishes      under a running tap, use the kitchen sink.
  • ​Do not wash ​vegetables and fruits under the tap open , ​use the kitchen wash basin.
  • A dual flushing system should be used in the flush tank​.​
  • Only water your lawn when it needs it. Frequent sprinkling is wasteful. Water during the      cool parts of the day: early morning or late evening​.​

  • ​​​Kno​w​ y​our wat​er consumption
    • Take a water meter reading on 1st day (1234,5678).
    • The next day, take a reading at same time (3234,5678).
    • Subtract the readings: you will get your daily consumption (eg. 2000 liters/day).
    • Compare with the table below to check if your daily consumption is within in the range.
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  • ​​​Methods of Leak Detection
    1. Close all outlets (taps), flush tanks and ensure there is no water passing into the tanks.
    2. Take water meter reading. After 5 minutes, take another reading.  If there is a difference, then there is a leak between the meter and the tank or direct line.
    3. Mark the water level in the roof tanks.
    4. Wait 5 minutes.
    5. Check the water level in the tank.  If there is a drop in the water level, this would indicate that there is a leak after the roof tank.
    6. To check the internal water lines, close all taps and then attach a ribbon or piece of cloth to the end of a rod. Place the rod into the water tank and let the ribbon or cloth hang near to the out-let of the pipe.  If the cloth is sucked into the pipe, there is a leak in the particular line.
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