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
- 2l One medium pet
- Hygiene 10l
- 2l Cooking
- Dishes 9l
- 9l Single toilet flush
- Half a laundry load 30l
- 20l 2-minute shower
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.
What more can you do to save water?
Fill your dishwasher and washing machine before you run it
Fix any leaking taps, toilets or pipes
Use greywater for your garden
Install a rainwater collection tank
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