However, as water users we all have a responsibility not to waste this precious resource. Small changes to our daily lifestyle and habits can go a long way towards ensuring the sustainability of our respective cities’ water resources now and in the future.
There are many design features of new and increasingly popular “green” developments that help to drastically decrease water consumption and increase electrical efficiency. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in these new developments and need to take steps to retrospectively fit our units with water and electricity saving devices. In this article we will look at a few easy ways to save water in and around your sectional title unit.
Bath or shower – which is more economical?
Dishwashers and washing machines
Washing machines on average use 150 litres per wash. High-efficiency washing machines use about 30% less water and 40% to 50% less electricity. Look for machines that consume between 37 to 45 litres of water per wash. Again, less hot water means less electricity is used.
Toilets and gardens account for the greatest use of water in the average South African household, yet there are so many easy ways to avoid this. In my next article for Paddocks Press, we will look at water saving tips for your toilet and garden.
Article reference: Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 4