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#BeTheChange Water Wise Guide

Water restrictions and shortages are an ongoing plight in our communities. But, there are ways to make these conditions manageable by taking action as a community to save water – because every drop counts.

Have You Jumped On The #SpekboomChallenge?

Spekboom takes the cup when it comes to being water wise. This carbon sponge can remove more than 4 tons of carbon dioxide per year per hectare, making it more effective than the Amazon Rainforest at sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. The spekboom is also a low maintenance plant and can survive on as little as 250 – 350mm of water per year.

More Water Wise Plants

A simple way to conserve water is to plant water wise plants. Luckily, there are a number of plants that don’t need too much water and are resilient to long periods of drought and they grow well in the Cape. Here are a few:

– Agapanthus praecox
– Tulbaghia violacea
– Dietes spp.
– Plectranthus neochilus
– Carpobrotus spp.
– Sansevieria spp.
– Bulbine spp.
– Chlorophytum comosum

Tips To Save Water

– Take two minute showers.
– Close the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving.
– Wait until you have a full load before doing your laundry.
– Fix all leaky taps around your house immediately, this saves water and decreases your water bill.
– If it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down.
– Install a Rainwater Harvesting System, which allows you to use rainwater for non-drinking purposes like flushing       the toilets, gardening, washing clothes and bathing.


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