It's time to save water...
We need to be smarter with our water consumption. In New Zealand, water is our most precious resource, yet it is often taken for granted and perceived to be unlimited.
We need to REDUCE and look for ways to use less water.
We need to REPAIR and fix any leaks.
We need to REPLACE when renovating or building new and choose the most water-efficient appliances available.
We need to RETROFIT your current appliances water efficiency by adding a feature that doesn't limit performance but reduces water use.
We need to REUSE by catching rainwater or grey water (from the shower) and use for pot plants and the garden.
You can become a smart kitchen user by:
- Don't run the tap each time you want a drink of cold water. Instead, place a jug of water in the fridge.
- Any left-over water you don't drink, don't tip it down the sink, treat your pot plants to it.
- Only fill your kettle with what you need.
- Using a small bowl of water when washing your fruit and veggies instead of leaving the tap running and when your finished use this water to water your pot plants around the home
- Consider installing an aerator or flow restrictor on your sink tap, this will slow the flow of your water and you'll save water without even noticing
- Think ahead and place your frozen food in the fridge to defrost, this is better for food safety. Don't use running water to defrost food!
- Make sure you fill your dishwasher completely before turning it on.
- Check your dishwasher settings and use the 'Eco' or 'Economy' setting.
- Check taps, hoses & water connections regularly for leaks.
- Reduce your shower time by a couple of minutes, you could save hundreds of litres a month.
- Wash your car or shower your pets on the lawn, not only will you get a clean car or pooch you'll be watering your lawn keeping it healthy.
- Hold off doing your laundry washing until you have a full load.
- If you have a pool, a well fitted pool cover can stop up to 97% of evaporation and also the amount of chemicals required to treat the water.
If you have any concerns with leaks and/or dripping taps, please give us a call and we can arrange a plumber to take care of your plumbing issues.