In light of recent news, we've designed an infographic on how to survive on 50 Litres of water, or less, a day.
Check it out below:
In the Bathroom
- When showering, collect clean water that runs off while waiting for the water to warm up. Use this water for cooking, cleaning and drinking.
- Collect grey water to flush the toilet. Turn off the taps to the toilet so you don’t accidentally forget. Another not so flattering act - "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down".
- Keep a bottle of bleach in your bathroom and spray around your toilet bowl and shower to stop the formation of bacteria.
- Start practicing 2-minute showers. Turn the shower off while washing, and only on for a few seconds to wet and rinse. Start washing your hair less and use dry-shampoo.
- Bath with a friend or shower with your partner (we know everyone will enjoy this **wink wink**).
In the Kitchen
- Collect left-over water in glasses and water bottles to water plants and fill pet bowls.
- Use water run-off from showers for cooking and drinking.
- Use a water bottle so you can put it in the fridge instead of throwing water out your glasses at the end of the day.
- Cook your veggies in a steamer or microwave instead of boiling them.
When Washing Up
- Fill your dishwasher to the brim before running it. Use the 'eco-friendly' mode (around 11 liters per wash). Run out the soap water and use to flush your toilets.
- Eat finger foods, like sandwiches and fruit, that don't need a plate.
Use a mug a day, and clean it only at the end of the day
Only wash clothes that are necessary (ie. undies). Your washing machine uses around 60 liters of water per cycle. Tip: it's not necessary to wash your clothes after each wear. In fact, if you hang your used clothes on a hanger most odours and creases will disappear and you will end up increasing the lifespan of your clothes (Read more here).
- Hang your bath towels in the sun - they will dry quickly and prevent them from swelling with water. *Bonus* Sunlight kills bacteria so you won't have to wash your towels as often.
In the Garden
Collect rainwater that can be used for flushing and watering.
Embrace water-wise gardening. P.S. Succulents are really trendy at the moment!
Saving water not only counts in your household, but in your daily activities too.
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