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Save water: Use less than 50
litres of water a day

Our dams are at critical levels. To avoid running out of municipal water by March 2018, everybody in the Cape needs to consume less than 50 litres of water a day. What does 50 litres of water look like?

  • Drinking 2l cup
  • pet 2l One medium pet
  • Hygiene 10l toothbrush
  • cutlery 2l Cooking
  • Dishes 9l plate
  • toilet 9l Single toilet flush
  • Half a laundry load 30l tshirt
  • shower 20l 2-minute shower
  1. 50
  2. 40
  3. 30
  4. 20
  5. 10
  6. 0

How to save water in the bathroom

The average household uses the majority of its water in the bathroom. Along with keeping your showers to 2 minutes or less, here are practical ways to save even more water.


Shower with a bucket and use the water to flush your toilet

Save 9l a flush


Switch off the shower when you soap-up

Save 10l a minute


Use a cup of water when you brush your teeth

Save 6l a minute


Use a low-flow water saving showerhead

Save up to 5l a minute


Turn your 2-minute shower into a duet with your partner

Save 20l of water

What more can you do to save water?

Download our free 2-minute shower songs

Your short showers can go a long way. SA’s biggest artists have cut down their top tracks so you can cut down your showers. Download their tracks and hit play to play your part in saving water.

Take a listen

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