Did you know that we use around 70% of the drinkable water in our region inside the home? It's the little things we do that can make a big difference, like turning the tap off when brushing our teeth or waiting for a full load to to do our washing.
Fifteen to twenty per cent of all water consumed in the home is used in the laundry, making this room a high consumer of not only water, but also energy and detergents.
Nearly half of all water consumed in the home is used in the bathroom. Twenty per cent of that water is flushed down the toilet.
Washing your car and cleaning your driveway are activities that traditionally use a lot of water. Here are some ways to reduce water consumption while still having a clean driveway and car.
You can be water efficient and still enjoy these great leisure activities if you follow a few simple water conservation guidelines.
Did you know that leaking taps and running toilets contribute to over 2 million litres of water being lost each year?
Using rainwater and greywater instead of our precious drinking water for outdoor purposes could save each household more than 50,000 litres of drinking water every year.
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