In the next phase of the journey to becoming a savvy homeowner, we look for ways to reduce water consumption and secure accessible alternative water supply for the home.
The past few articles have discussed ways to reduce household energy consumption. Lighting and heating water are good places to start making changes to achieve that.
South Africa is a water-scarce region and access to potable water (drinking water) and grey water (wastewater from showers, baths, basins, and washing machines) is not always ‘on tap’. Grey water can be used to water the garden, flush toilets, wash cars etc. We’re going to have to get used to using water more than once where we can.
We can also find ways to reduce water consumption in the home by making small changes in our everyday lives. Be aware of how much water you are using and find ways to prevent wasting this valuable resource.
All it takes is an awareness that every drop counts and the little savings will add up.
In the next article in our 13-part series on becoming a savvy homeowner, we investigate what is required to harvest your own rainwater. It might be easier and more affordable than you think!
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