How to save on water consumption

People who use water can be grouped into two major categories; system operators and users. The system operators are the local authorities, government and the state, while system users are the residential, industrial and commercial users. System operators may use water in:

  1. Engineering: They conduct plumbing modifications and provide water supply.
  2. Behavioral practicing: This is the ever-changing uses of water.

Below are some of water explorations. To save water consumption without limiting your use, here are the methods to follow.


Engineers are always called upon to fix plumbing in residential places. When saving water, the engineer will be required to replace plumbing equipment that waste a lot of water with those that use less water. Plumbing fixtures that are low flowing provide conservative features, if they are implemented and retained permanently. They are usually beneficial in the long term as they do save on water costs and end up benefitting the user.

Low flushing wash rooms

Residential houses normally use up to 75% of purified water. The toilet flush accounts for 3.5 gallons in each flush while 2/3 of the water use is from the showers, toilets and faucets. For example, here in South Africa, approximately 2.8 gallons of water are flushed every day. When low flush washrooms are efficiently used, there is a potential of saving on water. The low flush toilets only use 1.7 gallons of water or les compared to other types of toilets.

Water recycling

Water recycling is the reclamation of water to be used in more than one application. The municipal council in South Africa ensures water is treated. The recycled water may be used for the benefit of the residents. The reclaimed water may be used in industries, commercial areas and also for aesthetic purposes. Reclamation reduces the strain on water demand by local people here in South Africa.