Better late than never! World Water Day was yesterday, 22 March.
Did you know?
- 97% of the earth is made up of water. 3% is fresh water.
- Less than 1% is available to the 7 billion people living on earth!
Here are 10 ways you can save our water:
- Make sure you close a tap tightly after using it; a dripping tap can waste up to 30 litres of water.
- Keep a jug of drinking water in the fridge rather than letting the tap run every time you want a cool glass of water.
- Take a shower instead of a bath. When you do, place a bucket under the tap while you wait for the water to warm up then use this excess water in the garden.
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other such waste in a trash container rather than in the toilet.
- Don’t leave water running when brushing your teeth or washing dishes.
- On a rainy day, place buckets outside to collect the water and reuse it in the garden.
- Choose water-wise plants, and water your garden early in the morning or during the early evening to cut the amount of water that disappears into the air.
- Choose dual flush toilets when you’re replacing or installing a new toilet.
- Replace traditional shower heads with low flow pressurised alternatives.
- Check the water efficiency of dishwashers and washing machines before you buy. Front loading washing machines can use up to 40% less water than top loaders.
Information courtesy of MyPlanet in association with Woolworths Educational Programmes.