Water Saving Tips

Citizen engagement is crucial for ensuring efficient water use in communities! Water management depends on all of us and therefore we must take action!

Below you can find some tips to optimize your daily water consumption and avoid wasting water resources.

  • Turn off the bathroom tap while you wash your hands, brush your teeth or shave

  • Don't leave the kitchen tap running when you wash the dishes

  • Choose a quick shower over a bath

  • Start the washing machine and the dishwasher only when they are full

  • Install low-cost water-saving devices on your home taps

  • Use dual flush buttons on your toilets

  • Select flowers suitable for the arid climate of the Mediterranean requiring small quantities of water

  • Water your garden early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid water evaporation

  • Prefer drip irrigation that optimizes water use

  • Make sure to frequently maintain your watering system

  • Wash your car, motorbike or bicycle using a bucket instead of a hose

  • Rinse your terrace, balcony or pavement when necessary using a bucket instead of a hose

  • Check your house for leakages often; an easy way is to do so is by monitoring the activity of your water meter when no water-related activity is going on

  • Notify the authorities or the person in charge if you come across a leakage in a public or private space.

  • Encourage your friends and family to adopt a water-saving behavior, particularly in areas when water resources are limited.

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