This is a difficult time for South Africans because no matter where you are, you are most likely experiencing some form of a drought or water restrictions. Some places have stricter water restrictions than others. The past few years, especially the drought that Cape Town is facing, has shown us, how important water is and how important it is for us to use it wisely and not let it go to waste. Some things are beyond our control, while others just need more awareness and education on how to save water.

Things That Require Lots of Water

We all know that somethings require more water than other things, such as a bath requires more water than a shower, and a shower should not last longer than 10 minutes. Otherwise turn off the water while doing certain things in the shower that has the water running down the drain next to you, such as shaving. There are many people that are still wasting water by the way that they clean things, such as cars, floors and patios and even when they are washing their clothes. The food we eat requires a lot of water to prepare, such as 1 KG of wheat requires 500 to 1000 litres of water to produce.

Ways We Can Save Water

Luckily for us there are a few ways that we can save water. Firstly, we should use water wisely and be conscious about how we use it and waste it. This may seem obvious, but it is important to turn off your tap while you brush your teeth. Instead of letting the water run down the drain waiting for it to get hot, store that in a bucket to use later or fill up the kettle. It is better to water your garden in the evenings or early mornings, using a watering can and not a hose pipe. Don’t turn on the washing machine or turn on the dishwasher unless they are full.

Saving With Kärcher

Of course there are some things that you cannot cut too many corners with, but thankfully Kärcher has water saving car washing packages that allows you to use the best equipment while using 80% less water with their high pressure hoses verses the hose pipe! Visit ITS Africa to be able to find out more information.

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