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Laura

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Here are a few few simple but effective steps that help save water….

GARDEN
On average, about 43 per cent of household water is used in the garden and for other outdoor use. In the cooler months, much less water is used outside, but there are still simple ways to save water.

Adjust your garden and lawn watering patterns for winter weather conditions and plant needs.
Wash your car on the lawn and water the grass at the same time.
Use a bucket for washing and rinsing your car. If you leave the hose running while washing your car, you could be wasting 20 litres of water a minute.
Use a rake or broom to clean paths and the driveway rather than a hose.

LAUNDRY
About 13 per cent of household water is used in the laundry. Conventional top loading washing machines use an average of 120 to 150 litres of water each load.

Reduce the number of washing loads in a week and save water by combining smaller loads and only washing when you have a full load.
Adjust the water level to suit the size of your load and use the economy cycle, if your machine has one.
If you are buying a new washing machine, choose a water-efficient model with a water efficiency rating of ’4 stars’ * (or greater). A water-efficient washing machine can use up to 2/3 less water than an inefficient model..

KITCHEN
About six per cent of household water is used in the kitchen. A running kitchen tap can use around nine litres of water a minute.

Instead of running water to wash vegetables or rinse dishes, put a plug in the sink or use a bowl.
Use your dishwasher only when you have a full load and use the economy cycle. Each time you use the dishwasher, you could be using between 18 and 40 litres of water—depending on the age of your dishwasher.
Use the ‘rinse and hold’ setting, if your dishwasher has one, instead of rinsing dishes under the tap before placing them in the dishwasher.

20/03/2012 at 7:31 pm
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Jimmy

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Very useful tips Laura…We definitely need to save water..Small efforts from our side can make a lot of difference.

21/03/2012 at 10:32 pm
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Sammy

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Hey Laura,
Simple but effective tips….I like the Kitchen part..most of my time is spent in Kitchen..will take care henceforth

22/03/2012 at 8:00 pm
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