How to save wa­ter

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Re­use your bath/shower wa­ter by wa­ter­ing the gar­den. Close the tap when brush­ing your teeth or wash­ing your hands (this can save up to 20 litres of wa­ter). Take shorter show­ers. A fiveminute shower uses around 70l of wa­ter. Don’t rinse glasses and cut­lery un­der run­ning wa­ter. Cut down the amount of wa­ter flushed down the toi­let. Sim­ply place a two-litre plas­tic bot­tle full of wa­ter in the cis­tern of your toi­let. You could save up to 7 300 litres of wa­ter per year. Only wa­ter your gar­den be­fore 10am or af­ter 4pm. A drip­ping tap (one drop a sec­ond) could waste up to 30 litres of wa­ter an hour, which adds up to 10 000 litres a year. –In­for­ma­tion­cour­tesy­ofthe provin­cialLo­calGovern­ment, En­vi­ron­men­talAf­fair­sand Devel­op­men­tPlan­ning

depart­ment.

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