We all need to use water wisely and more efficiently. Especially in summer when there is increased demand for the likes of sprinklers and pools. That’s why we’ve put together the following tips, tricks and videos to help you save water in and around your house.
Saving H2O is the way to go
These days, everyone has to use water more efficiently.
We get our water from the Heretaunga aquifer, and the hotter the summer, the harder it is to make sure everyone has the water they need.
Saving H20 is the way to go, but everyone has to come on board. And if each of us does a little to save water, there will be more time before restrictions are needed.
This page shows the average daily water use in a home. One bucket holds an average of 10 litres. Use this information to answer the following questions...
|Dishwashing by hand||12 to 15 litres per wash||1 - 1½|
|Dishwasher||20 to 60 litres per wash||2 - 6|
|Drinking, Cooking, Cleaning||8 litres per person||¾ - 1|
|Toilet||4.5 to 11 litres per flush||7 - 8|
|Bath||50 to 120 litres (half full)||5 - 12|
|Shower (8 minutes)||70 to 160 litres per 8 minutes||4 - 5|
|Handbasin||5 litres||4 - 5|
|Tap Running (Cleaning Teeth, Washing hands)||5 litres||½|
|Leaking Tap||200 litres||20|
|Washing Machine (Front Loading)||23 litres per kg of dry clothing||4 - 5|
|Washing Machine (Top Loading)||31 litres per kg of dry clothing||5 - 6|
|Dripping Tap||200 litres||20|
|Hand Watering by Hose||600 to 900 litres per hour||60 - 90|
|Garden Sprinkler||Up to 1500 litres per hour||150|
|Car Wash with Hose||100 to 300 litres||10 - 30|
|Filling Swimming Pool||20,000 to 50,000 litres||2,000 - 5,000|
|Leaking Pipe (1.5mm hole)||300 litres per day||30|
How much water does your household use in one day!! That's a lot of water in just one day!
THINK ABOUT EVERY DROP YOU USE AND HOW YOU CAN SAVE WATER TODAY.
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