Make saving water a part of your every day
It doesn’t take much to save water. Discover how our fellow citizens do it in their own little ways. Or scroll down for our collection of water-saving tips and see what works best for your lifestyle.
There's a water-saving tip that's just right for you
Perform a half-flush whenever possible
Each half-flush uses only 3 litres of water, compared to 4.5 litres for a full flush.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
You can save up to 23 litres of water every day, enough to fill 153 toothbrush mugs.
Turn off the shower when soaping
You can save up to 27 litres of water every day, good enough for a few relaxing foot soaks.
Keep water used from your food prep to water plants
Don’t pour away the water from rinsing fruits, vegetables or uncooked rice. You can use it safely to shower your plants.
Wash fruit and vegetables using a container
You can save up to 33 litres of water every day, enough to boil four big pots of soup.
Wash dishes in a filled sink
You can save up to 28 litres of water every day, equivalent to the volume of 15.5 kettles.
Switch to more water-efficient appliances
A washing machine with four ticks helps a typical household save up to 27 litres of water per wash, compared with a three-tick washing machine.
Do your laundry on a full load
You can save up to 40 litres of water every day, or 288 litres of water every week.
Fix leaks quickly
Just a drop of water a second can amount to 4 litres of water lost in a day.
Tighten taps to prevent drips
Every drop counts, so be sure to turn off the tap tight.
Reuse leftover plain water
Save the water to clean suitable household items.
Use a watering can to water plants
Spraying or pouring large amounts of water on your plants is unnecessary, and may even result in over-watering.
Don’t run a hose to wash your car
Using a pail of water instead can reduce water usage.