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The Perfect Guide For Water Saving At Home.

The average household uses roughly 94 liters of water per day, per person, and very little of it is actually for our drinking consumption. We mostly use this vital resource to wash ourselves, our clothes and our belongings, and also to flush our toilets. This article looks at ways where we can cut down on our water wastage:

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1. Take a shower instead of a bath

A bath uses over 100 liters of water, that will eventually be evacuated. While long, luxurious bubble baths can be fun, and in some cases, even essential for our peace of mind, try to minimize them. Instead, opt for a short shower. In addition to saving water, you use less energy because you need to heat less water.


2. Use an economical shower head

An energy-saving showerhead consumes 6 liters per minute, or even less if you’re efficient under the shower (it rinses well even if it consumes less).


3. Flush less water down the toilet

The toilet uses the most water in the house. To save water, you can replace the flush with a two-button flush. A small one for small pees (3 liters) and a large one for big pees (6 liters). This requires buying a new flush.

4. Fix Any Leaks

To determine if there are leaks in the house, read the water meter at night before going to bed (do not run the washing machine or dishwasher that night, nor get up to pee) and compare the value with that of the following day. Usually, the numbers should be the same. If they are not, there is a leak. The only thing to do is to identify where the leak is.


5. Don’t let the water run unnecessarily

If you wash your dishes by hand, leaving the water running can consume up to 200 liters per dish. It is more economical to fill both bowls in the sink.

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. You can also use a cup, and this will save you about 10 liters.

Turn off the water in the shower when soaping up. Every minute without water saves several liters.

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Always close the tap.


6. Choose water-saving appliances

If you are a homeowner, fitting your shower with a thermostatic mixer is a good idea. The hot water comes out faster and you save a few liters of water per shower.

When you buy big appliances (washing machines, dishwashers…), pay attention to their water consumption. The best dishwashers use less than 10 liters of water per cycle (the consumption is written on the energy label, even if it is water). And of course, you should only run them when they are full.

7. Water sparingly

You can also save water in the garden:

Replace the garden hose with a watering can;

Waterless often but for more extended periods to allow the soil to become deeply moistened. Rotating watering with alternating jets allows for “soft” watering too.

Make sure that the soil is loose enough and worked. This allows for more efficient watering since water runs off on a compacted soil;

in the vegetable garden or in the flower beds, cover the soil between the plants with straw, grass clippings, leaves, etc., to help retain water;

water in the evening to avoid waste due to evaporation (it is warmer during the day) and evapotranspiration (steam released by plants).

8. Use rainwater

Drinking water is only necessary for 5% of our water consumption, and for the rest, we can use rainwater. Depending on the use (toilet, washing machine, shower, or even kitchen), the level of filtration will be different. You should find out beforehand so as not to make any mistakes. This advice is only for homeowners…

Water is essential, so use it wisely. Let us know in the comments what you do at home to avoid water wastage…

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Towards Sustainability | Why & How to Save Water


 – Why save water?

 – How to save water?

Water is the source of life; let’s preserve it!

It is relevant to know better our needs to manage our resources better.

To do this, we can save water, produce our electricity, use ecological heating or even carry out energy-saving work.

In this post, we will be looking at why save water?

The recovery and use of rainwater are some of the commitments of the US towards sustainability. However, rainwater harvesting is still not widespread in our homes despite being beneficial, very economical, and respecting our environment.

You can use rainwater:

 – for use outside the home;

 – inside the house.

The table below gives an idea of our daily water consumption.

Distribution of our daily consumption




1 %


6 %


10 %


12 %


20 %

Bath and shower

39 %

Cars – gardens

6 %

Miscellaneous (pool upgrades, floor cleaning)

6 %

Cost of water consumption

The cost of water is prohibitive because the water we use is collected, treated, distributed, stored, disposed of, and cleaned.

In addition to the cost of water, there are also fees, various other taxes, and VAT.

Therefore, it is essential to preserve it to reduce our water bill while protecting our environment.

How to save water?

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To preserve our planet and reduce our water consumption, different ecological means, some of them not very expensive, are at your disposal, such as

    – rainwater harvesters to recover rainwater for non-drinking uses;

    – water consumption reducers;

    – and the good daily gestures that cost nothing.

Rainwater harvesters

It is not necessary to have a well to recover rainwater; other systems exist: concrete or plastic tanks, buried or on the surface. These are rainwater harvesters.

It is an ecological and economical solution. To do this, we collect the rainwater that runs off the roof through the gutters.

    – The water can be filtered and sent to a storage tank; it is then dispatched according to the needs (WC, washing floors, washing machine);

    – Water is collected in outdoor tanks or rainwater harvesters. These tanks are easy to use; this means of storing rainwater is used for:

        ◦ watering the garden;

        ◦ cleaning the car;

        ◦ making a pool replenishment.

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Consumption reducers

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Simple and inexpensive devices, such as consumption reducers, allow us not to waste our planet’s water while reducing our consumption, namely:

    – the flow limiter-regulator placed on the end of the sink faucets, the sink, or on the shower hose;

    – the aerator-foam nozzle;

    – the shower stop which is mounted just before the showerhead and stops the water when you are soaping up;

    – the water-saving showerhead reduces water flow by up to 6 liters/minute while maintaining the same power as a conventional shower head;

    – Equip yourself with an economical two-speed toilet flush or a controllable speed toilet flush.

Good everyday gestures

Simple everyday gestures also allow you to consume intelligently, such as

    – taking a shower instead of a bath;

    – using a bucket and a sponge to wash the car;

    – repairing leaking taps and flushes because a tap that leaks one drop of water per second means 200 to 500 liters of water wasted per day.


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