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Save Water!

Saving water is easier than you think. Here are some tips.
FEEL THE POWER OF THE SHOWER A quick shower uses around three times less water than a bath. It saves time too and it gets you just as clean

BE SWITCHED ON AND SWITCH IT OFF When you're brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing vegetables or dishes, remember to switch the tap off when you're not actually using the water. You'd be surprised how much it will save.

BE CONSCIOUS ABOUT CAR CARE Please don't wash your car every day; it really isn't necessary. If you wash it at home use a bucket, not a hose. Better still, take it to an automatic car wash, as it uses less water.

WAIT BEFORE YOU WASH Don't use the washing machine or dishwasher until you have enough to load it to its capacity.

FILL THE CUP, NOT THE KETTLE If you're only making one or two hot drinks, only boil that amount of water in the kettle.

DON’T LEAVE LEAKS FOR WEEKS Fix any leaking pipes and taps promptly, inside and outside the home. And if you ever spot a leak in the street, be a good citizen and report it.

DON'T FORGET THE CHILDREN Getting children involved is absolutely vital. Please help to promote water conservation among the young ones - talk to their school and suggest they participate in water conservation competitions. 

GO NATIVE It's best to choose native plants as they need less water and do better in this climate. 

USE IT, DON’T LOSE IT Think about how you could use water more consciously. For instance, you could wash your vegetables in a bowl, then use that water for the garden.

GO EASY ON THE GREENS It's nice to have a lovely green garden, but keeping it green uses lots of water. So please adjust your sprinklers so you only water the lawn, only water your plants when you need to and only water them in the early morning or the evening.

PUT THAT TISSUE IN THE TRASH You can save lots of water by putting tissues in a trash can instead of flushing them away.

TAKE A TIP ABOUT DRIPS Dripping taps waste hundreds of gallons of water, so please turn yours off tightly. If the drip persists, get it fixed.

TARGET A BETTER TAP You can now buy water saving faucets for your taps and shower heads. Make sure to choose them if you can.

FLUSH WITH SUCCESS Pop a water-saver in your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used per flush. A simple brick or bottle will do. And if you're buying a new system, choose a water saving dual-flush system.

BE A GOOD GUEST Hotels use huge amounts of energy. So please stay water-conscious when you're staying in one. For instance, make sure to re-use the towels, as much as you can.
 
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Average water usage breakdown in an Abu Dhabi Office (EAA & RTI 2009)
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IN THE OFFICE

​Reducing water usage in your workspace can be achieved in a number of ways since the largest use of water in offices comes from taps and toilets.
  • Repair leaks
  • Regulate the water pressure in all devices
  • Keep all equipment regularly maintained
  • When washing cups and dishes, fill a bowl so you can use this water for another use later - don’t let the water run away
  • Only fill kettles with as much water as you need
  • Install automatic shut off nozzles
  • Install water-saving devices on all taps
  • Install low flow or zero water urinals
  • Install low flush toilets in bathrooms