Stanthorpe Border Post : 2020-06-23

NEWS : 11 : 11


How much water are you using? Critical water restrictio­ns of 120L per person, per day are NOW in place. Did you know? A running tap uses 2–6L of water per minute. Old toilets use about 13L per flush and ultra-low-flow toilets use about 6L. A full cycle in the dishwasher will consume about 15L of water on average. A four-star washing machine uses about 60–71L of water per 6.5kg clothes wash. Three-star rated showerhead­s use no more than 9L of water per minute, while old style showerhead­s use 15–20L per minute. If you have tap that leaks 10 drips of water a minute that will be equivalent to about 3L per day. A bath can hold 80L of water. • • • • • • • Some helpful hints: Place a bucket under the running shower to catch the water while you’re waiting for the water to heat up. Use this to flush the toilet or water your plants or lawn. Water plants in the morning as there’s less evaporatio­n with the lower temperatur­es. Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth. Don’t run the dishwasher or washing machine until it’s full. Turn the tap off while scrubbing your hands. Turn the shower off while shampooing/soaping and keep your shower time to a minimum. • • • • • • With the Southern Downs town water residents being on critical water restrictio­ns, do you part to save every drop A water saving tip brought to you by the V1 - WSBE01Z01M­A PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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