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Ways to Save Water at Home

Although the volume of rainfall in some areas in South Africa has improved, water harvesting techniques and applying water saving techniques to save water at home.

Investing in rainwater harvesting tanks and implementing a rain harvesting system enables households to help preserve South Africa’s water supply and save household expenditure on utilities.

There are various operative methods through which households are able to save water at home and apply a rain harvesting system in order to enjoy the various benefits from taking greater care in the preservation of house hold water.

An organic and possibly the least intrusive method to preserving house hold water supplies is to employ Roto Tanks water harvesting tanks and techniques to harvest rainwater.

Rain water is one of the purest supplies of water for household use as it is free from pollutants, chemicals, harmful minerals, salts and manmade contaminants.

Available from Roto Tank in different sizes, capacity and dimension variants, Roto Tank vertical poly water storage tank solutions offer an ideal way to harvest and store bulk natural water supplies that can be repurposed for domestic use.

10 Ways to Save Water at home with top techniques;

 1. Invest in rain water harvesting tanks and techniques including vertical water storage tank solutions offering households the ability to capture and store natural water supplies for effective repurposing of rainwater.

2. Invest in water efficient appliances and house hold products such as your dishwasher, washing machine and dual flush toilet and sanitary systems.

Be sure to always run these appliances at full capacity (half / partially filled machines sees for a great waste of unnecessary water). Unless the appliance is able to run on an eco-load make sure the dishwasher and washing machine is filled to capacity, washing as many items at a time.

3. Close taps while soaping your hands and brushing your teeth, only re-opening the water supply when you are ready to rinse.

4. Inspect various household water supplies on an ongoing basis repairing leaking values, running cisterns and dripping taps as soon as wastage is noted.

5. Teach children about the importance of saving water as early as possible. The earlier the adoption of water preservation and techniques are learned, the more conscious individuals will be of unjustified loss.

6. Don’t place unnecessary and foreign objects such as facial tissues, cottonwood, dental floss and feminine hygiene products in the toilet calling for unwarranted flushing.

7. Take shorter showers, use low-flow shower heads and turn the water off while lathering, using water only to rinse off after washing.

8. Run shallow baths and repurpose used bath water to water the garden using pipe extensions.

9. Limit the watering of lawns and flower beds, doing so only when necessary and during times of low sun exposure.
Also apply wood chips or mulch to flowerbeds and top soil to lawn to conserve existing soil moisture and reducing the required frequency to water during warmer months.

10. Insulate water pipes to prevent these from freezing in winter, helping water to heat up faster and avoiding wastage while waiting for water temperature to adjust.

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