Water-Saving Habits at Home (Indoors)
- Take shorter showers.
- Turn off the shower tap while soaping.
- Use a tumbler when brushing your teeth.
- For dual flush flushing cistern, use reduced flush for liquid waste.
- Do not thaw food under running water. Do defrost overnight inside the refrigerator instead.
- Wash vegetables and dishes in a sink or pail filled with water.
- Run the washing machine only on a full load.
- Collect rinse water from the washing machine for flushing the toilet or mopping the floor.
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- Monitor your water bill to check on your family’s water consumption. If your consumption is more than average, re-look at your family’s water usage habits.
- Install thimbles or water-saving devices at taps with high flow rate.
- Use water efficient labelled fittings.
- Turn off taps tightly to ensure they do not drip.
- Do not leave the tap running when not in use.
- Check for leaks in flushing cisterns, pipes, taps, etc. and repair them immediately to prevent water wastage.
- Check for leaks regularly by turning off all taps and checking the water meter. If the water meter counter dial is still running, it means there is a leak. Call a plumber immediately.
Water-Saving Habits at Home (Outdoors)
- Use a bucket for car washing instead of a running hose.
- Water plants by using a watering can instead of a running hose.
- Water plants in the early morning or late evening (before 7am and after 7pm) to minimise evaporation losses.