Water is critical to life on Earth, and with South Africa’s fast-growing population the demand for sufficient clean water is increasing every day.
Saving water – and energy – at home as well as in your day-to-day activities not only reduces your use of essential resources – it can save money too.
Water is critical to life on Earth, and with South Africa’s fast-growing population the demand for sufficient clean water is increasing every day. As this precious resource becomes ever scarcer, it becomes more expensive.
Take Note! Minimising your use of water will definitely help you save money.
Saving water has become an essential practice all over the world, even in countries where water shortages may not be an issue. Each year on 22 March countries around the world celebrate World Water Day, as recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.
This international day of observance is a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
In South Africa, World Water Day happens at the same time as National Water Week, which runs from 17 March to 23 March. Throughout the week, events are held around the country highlighting the importance of conserving this vital resource in a water-scarce country like ours.
The Department of Water and Sanitation offers the following tips for making the best use of water in daily life:
Making the best possible use of resources like water, energy and money is one of the building blocks of successful living.
By saving money on utilities, not only saves our resources, but can free up money in your budget. You can visit My Credit Check where you can get your free full credit report, but can also use our budget tool to help you plan your finances.