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How to be water-wise this dry season

How to be water-wise this dry season

Published: January 03, 2024

Welcome to a summer of conservation! As temperatures rise and dry spells become a norm, saving water is more crucial than ever. We’ve put together effective tips on how to navigate the challenges of a dry Summer by being “water-wise” and reducing water consumption.

1. Optimise Outdoor Water Use:

Start by revisiting your outdoor water usage. Water your garden and plants during the cooler parts of the day to minimise evaporation. Consider investing in a drip irrigation system for efficient water distribution directly to the roots.

2. Harvest Rainwater:

Even in a dry summer, you might still experience sporadic rain. Having a rainwater tank installed is a great way to make your property more self-sustainable and can help you save money on your water bills. If you already have a rainwater tank installed in your home, check out this video to better understand how to maintain your tank.

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3. Choose Drought-Tolerant Plants:

Revamp your garden with drought-tolerant plants that require less water. Native plants are often well-adapted to local conditions and can thrive with minimal irrigation.

4. Upgrade to Water-Efficient Appliances:

Consider upgrading to water-efficient appliances, such as low-flow faucets and toilets. These changes not only conserve water but can also result in significant long-term savings on your water bill.

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5. Fix Leaks Promptly:

Address any leaks in your home promptly. A dripping faucet or a leaking irrigation system can contribute to significant water wastage over time. Regularly check for and repair leaks to ensure water efficiency.

6. Reevaluate Lawn Care Practices:

Lawns can be water-intensive, especially during dry summers. Consider allowing your lawn to go dormant, as many grasses can withstand temporary dry spells. Alternatively, explore drought-resistant grass varieties or replace some lawn areas with water-wise landscaping.

7. Practice Mindful Indoor Water Use:

Conserve water indoors by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, fixing leaks promptly, and only running dishwashers and washing machines with full load

Why is Water Conservation so Important

With a staggering 80% of the region's drinking water reliant on rainfall, the need for water conservation becomes paramount. By embracing the opportunity to harvest rainwater, we not only reduce our dependence on strained water sources but also play a pivotal role in avoiding restrictions.

Water Conservation

As we navigate the challenges of a dry summer, the importance of water conservation cannot be overstated. By adopting these simple yet impactful practices we pave the way for a more sustainable and resilient future. Each drop saved today is a contribution to alleviating water scarcity, preserving our precious resources, and creating a more environmentally conscious community.

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