Efficient water consumption is about approaches of using improved technologies and good practices to reduce the amount of water used in our daily life.
It is advisable to avoid wasting water. This can be done by increasing the awareness on our daily water usage and taking advantage of water-efficient appliances. Modern water efficient fittings such as taps fitted with aerators or flow restrictors are able to reduce water flow to less than a third of ordinary taps. Water consumption can further be reduced by replacing it with harvested rainwater. Harvested rainwater can be directed from catchment areas in buildings, mostly rooftops, and channelled into rainwater harvesting tanks. Water collected through this method can be used for landscape irrigation and/or for toilet flushing and many other purposes.
Careful selection in the purchasing and usage of washing machines and dishwashers which are water efficient can further reduce unwanted wastage of mankind’s most valuable resource.