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World Water Day

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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.

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