We tend to waste a lot of water in this part of the world, I think we take it for granted, here’s how performing a Shower Audit Helps Reduce Waste.
Did you know there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water?
A lot of the world is in a water crisis, yet for most of us here in the western world take our water for granted and tend to waste it more than we conserve it!
We’ve seen the benefits of how grey-water water collections and rainwater collections can have on the environment.
Reducing the amount of water you use in your home can make a BIG difference. Here are a few things you can do that will have a huge impact.
#1. Keep score of how many showers vs. baths you take, and the length of each for one full week.
#2. Calculate how much water you consume per minute by holding a jug under the tap. See how long (using a stopwatch) it takes to fill the jug. Once you have that number divide 60 seconds by the number of seconds it took to fill the jug. This will give you the litres per minute rate.
#3. Calculate your family’s water use using the steps above. How many litters of water are you using?
#4. Reduce shower time as much as popsicle per week. Shower with a buddy!
#5. Do a weekly comparison. Once you know what your litre per minute is, see if you can do better each week. Make it a contest at home. Get your kids involved and celebrate how much water you have saved.
#6. Look for other ways to save water.