Five tips for being water-wise at home

Shannon Hopkins
March 4, 2016
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With the severe drought on our hands, it’s never been more crucial that we save water.

 

We can help by making tiny adjustments to our everyday routine and investing in water wise products. Not only will our bills be less but we will also be easing the strain of the current water crisis in our country. Pop into the Richmond Plumbing and Sanware showrooms and let us show you our selection of beautifully stylish water saving fixtures and fittings for your home. www.richmondgroup.co.za.
#1 Brushing your teeth.
Remember to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth – a running tap wastes over 6 litres per minute.
#2 Rubbish.
To save water try to avoid flushing away cotton balls or make up tissues. Simply throwing them in a bin will cut down on the amount of water wasted with every flush.

 

 

#3 Switch shower heads.
Aerated shower heads reduce the flow but don’t compromise on pressure. They maintain the pressure by mixing in air with water to produce a steady, even spray.

 

 

#4 The Sink & Dishwashers.
When it comes to dishwashers try to use a full load every time. If you are purchasing one, try to find one that caters to your household needs. With regards to the sink, taps can vary in flow volume, from 2 – 25 litres per minute. What also varies are peoples behaviours, whether you fully twist the tap to how long you leave it on for can all have an impact.
#5 Leak detection and repair.
To detect a slow leak add a few drops of food colouring to your toilet cistern. Don’t flush it for around an hour. If the food colouring is present after an hour, you have a leak. Contact your plumber to fix up any other leaks and to start saving water.

 

  • Richmond Plumbing and Sanware.

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