Cape Town Water Crisis: How to Save Like a Local

You can still have an unforgettable holiday without wasting resources by taking special care to keep water usage to under 50 litres per person per day. 10 tips to save like a local:

  1. Closing taps properly
  2. Hanging up your towels instead of leaving them in the bath or shower so that they are not washed by the hotel every day
  3. Only flushing the toilet when necessary and making use of dual flush systems when available (each flush uses between 6 and 14 litres)
  4. Using a cup to rinse your mouth when you brush your teeth rather than letting taps run
  5. Limiting your showers to less than 90 seconds and avoiding bathing
  6. Reporting leaking taps and toilets as soon as you notice them
  7. Avoiding washing clothes until you have a full load of laundry
  8. Taking a dip in the ocean and tidal pools instead of swimming pools
  9. Pay attention to your hotel’s rules on water restriction
  10. Carrying hand sanitiser for waterless hand-washing

Together we are treating this scarce resource with the utmost respect.

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