The beginning of July saw the second phase of the water price increase come into effect. Water is now thirty percent more expensive! Water is a natural resource and should be everyone’s right. However, we need to be careful of our consumption in order to make the best use of what is available to us. Mindful usage would be a great way to curb the extra expense. Here are some ways to save water with your family:
- Check for Leaks
Make sure to check for that leaky faucet! Steady, slow drips might not seem like a big deal, but a leaky tap losing a single drop every six seconds loses three liters of water a day! Older apartments may have these issues! Consider changing your taps if you find that it is leaking. Taps can have a shelf life too and might fall into disuse after some years. Take some time during the weekend to check the taps and replace as needed!
- Don’t Let It Run
Teach kids not to let the tap run as they are going about their personal routines! You don’t need to the tap to be turned on when you’re brushing your teeth or leisurely working up a scented lather in the shower. Only turn the faucets on when you need them. Showers can lose 5 gallons of water a minute! That’s costly to let go down the drain.
- Out with the Old
Older fixtures can be serving you poorly. Replace old toilet bowls with new ones that have a half-flush functions!
Be mindful about how your household uses water to help conserve Singapore’s natural resources. By implementing the measures, you can save money and instill a sense of respect and responsibility for the environment in your children.