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Water Reduction Measures (Dry Spell)

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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More tips

  • 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.
Water-Saving Devices

Watch a video and learn how to install a thimble.

Check List

Go through this check list to see if your premises are water efficient [PDF].


Go through this check list to see if your premises are water efficient