Simple tips for a sustainable future
Help conserve our planet's resources by making every drop count. Scroll on now for a collection of water-saving hacks fitted for your lifestyle. Want a quick tip? Just remember W-A-T-E-R — our simple mnemonic to guide your water usage through the day!
Perform a half-flush whenever possible
Each half-flush uses only 3 litres of water, compared with 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 fruits 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 to 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.
Add a shut-off nozzle to your garden hose
This allows you to control the water flow easily and utilise water more efficiently.
Wash your porch and driveway with recycled water
Collect water as you shower and reuse it to give your porch and driveway a good cleanse.
Don’t water your outdoor plants on rainy days
Not only will you save water but also your plants from being over-watered. Better yet, collect rainwater and use it to water your plants the next day.
Reduce water usage
Help save water by monitoring water consumption, using more water-efficient products, and repairing leaks promptly.
Replace potable water
Choose to use NEWater, seawater or rainwater in your processes.
Recycle water used in non-potable operations such as manufacturing, cooling, and flushing.