Everyday, expensive imported chemicals are used in the water treatment process, electricity is used to pump water over hills and valleys, and pipes, pumps and other fittings are used to maintain a reliable service. This all costs!
While the amount of water used varies depending on personal habits and water pressure, a typical single-family home in Jamaica uses between 3,000 and 5,000 gallons of treated water per month.
Studies done around the world show that approximately 10% of the water used in homes is wasted because of leaks. These studies also show that water consumption within an average household can be reduced by about 30% by using proper water saving devices and good conservation practices.
There are 4 basic ways to save water:-
||Be conscious of the amount of water you utilize and use less whenever you can.
||A leak of merely 1 drop per second, wastes 2,400 gallons per year! Most leaks are easy to repair with some basic know-how and a few simple tools.
||There are a number of simple devices that can significantly reduce water usage. These include aerators, flow regulators and displacement devices.
||Used water, such as at the kitchen sink and at the washstand, is often suitable for other purposes. If this “grey water” is used more than once it saves water for other uses.