It may be really warm now, and apart from taking more showers (and using more water) to cool down, the hot weather has caused water levels in our reservoirs to fall!
Here are things you can do at home to help save this precious resource:
Turn off the tap!
1) When showering, turn off the tap when shampooing and soaping.
2) When brushing your teeth or scrubbing your hands.
3) When doing the dishes, fill the sink with water, rather than washing under a running tap.
1) Use (cooled) leftover water from boiling rice or pasta, for example, to water your plants.
2) Use leftover water from mopping or cleaning to flush the toilets.
Put in a little extra effort
1) When washing your car, use a bucket instead of a running hose.
2) When watering plants, use a watering can instead of a running hose.
Change your habits
1) Accumulate laundry and wash in the washing machine only on a full load.
2) Defrost frozen food in the fridge, rather than using water.
3) Wash your pet outdoors, if you have a garden, to water the grass or plants at the same time.
4) Fix all leaks — you don't see it but this actually translates to big savings!