How many people are in your Household?
How long is the average shower in your household?
Be honest. Do you waste water taking long, hot showers? A 10-minute shower uses 100 litres or more. Challenge yourself by keeping the time to the length of two songs.
Do you have low-flow shower heads?
If your home was built or remodeled after 1994, you probably have low-flow showerheads, which flow at about 10 litres per minute compared to the standard 20 litres per minute or more.
Do you take baths? If so, how often?
(Answer for your entire household.)
Those relaxing soaks really are luxurious but it takes 280 litres of water to fill the average bathtub to the brim. (Most people only fill it halfway, but still.)
How long do you leave your bathroom tap running each day?
(Answer for your entire household and include brushing your teeth and shaving.)
Each time you run the tap while you brush your teeth you’re wasting about 12 litres per minute.
Do your bathroom sinks have low-flow tap?
How low can you flow? If your home was built or remodeled after 1994, you probably have low-flow taps, which flow as low as 6 litres per minute compared to the standard 12 to 16 litres per minute.
Do you "let it mellow?"
Gross but true: your toilet might be the biggest water hog in your house. So remember, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” Every time you skip a flush, you save between 6 and 20 litres.
Do you have low-flow toilets?
If your home was built or remodeled after 1994, you probably have low-flow toilets, which use as little as 6.4 litres per flush compared to the standard 20 to 74 litres per flush.
How long do you leave the kitchen tap running each day?
(Answer for your entire household and include everything but washing dishes.)
If you let the tap run while you clean or cook, you’re letting litres of water run down the drain.
Does your kitchen sink have a low-flow tap?
If your home was built or remodeled after 1994, you probably have low-flow tap, which flow as low as 6 litres per minute compared to the standard 12 to 28 litres per minute.
Promise1. I promise to think twice about my water consumption.
2. I promise to make every effort to minimise my water footprint on earth.
3. I promise to join the movement towards a more water conscious South Africa.