Why must you use water efficiently? It reduces your water bill

  • It reduces the cost of dams, water purification and maintenance costs which will result in lower tariffs

  • It makes water available for our increasing population so that Johannesburg Water and the government can supply water to others who might not have a reliable water supply

  • Ensuring a continuous uninterrupted supply of water in the future

How to conserve water without necessarily changing your lifestyle? Indoors

  • Convert to dual flush toilet

  • Adjust the water level of washing and dish washing machines to suit the load

  • Install water-saving shower heads and flow restrictors

  • Take short showers or, if you want a long soak, take a bath

  • Repair leaking/dripping taps

  • Turn the tap off when you are brushing your teeth

  • Buy water efficient devices (small shower heads etc.)


  • Water your garden in the morning or late in the afternoon and avoid watering on windy days

  • Keep your garden free of weeds, as they use water too

  • When sprinkling, use a timer on the tap

  • Install a drip system or micro-sprays in garden beds

  • Soak your gardens twice a week and water the roots not the leaves

  • Use a trigger nozzle on your hose

  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk

  • Wash a car on the lawn using a bucket instead of the hose

  • Cover your pool to avoid evaporation in hot days and throughout the winter season

  • Plant indigenous plants that require less watering

  • Rainwater harvesting

  • Groundwater use in high water table areas (Midrand)

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