The typical household in South African uses about 250 litres of water a day. That amounts to 7500 litres a month which is already more than the monthly free water allowance every household receives from the municipality.
The typical South African household consisting of 3 children and two parents would then use on average 37500 litres of water a month.
Some of the easiest ways to reduce your water bill with out changing you lifestyle at all is to save on water used by toilet flushing and showering and gardening.
The average toilet cistern flushes on average 9 litres with every use and 9 litres are definitely not require to clear the toilet bowl every time. This amounts to a large amount of clean fresh water wastage.
Laundry and bath/shower water can safely be used to water gardens. By collecting both 33% of household water can be reused to irrigate the garden. This brings in a tremendous saving.
With Water Rhapsody water conservation system we can save up to 90% of you water bill. When was the last time you really looked at how much you were spending each month on water?
For household water saving ideas and systems contact Alje van Hoorn
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NB: Read blog on Actual price of water