Building Water Conservation Tips:

  1. Keep the plumbing system in good working condition
  2. Recycle water from steam boilers as boiling feedwater or use them to flush toilets or for cleaning/mopping floors.
  3. Install meters on areas with high water consumption to allow determination of any reduction in consumption when water reduction programs are put in place.
  4. Install shut-off on water hoses or low volume/high pressure nozzles (LVHP) or flow constrictors on faucets and showers to save on water
  5. Install water catchment basins on downspouts and air conditioning systems and use the residual water to water plants
  6. Close water gate valves when not in use (e.g., Saturdays and Sundays)
  7. Give only the right amount of water to customers who request for water and use the residual water to water plants or to clean building surroundings or floors.
  8. Post water conservation tips on conspicuous places within the building
  9. Immediately report any unabated leaks to MWSS Regulatory Office at 925-6619 and to your water concessionaire (Maynilad Water Hotline 1626 or Manila Water Hotline 1627)

Indoor:

  1. Repair running toilets and leaky faucets;
  2. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, washing your hands, and shaving;
  3. Take shorter showers;
  4. Don’t let the water run unabated while you wash dishes;
  5. When taking a bath, use dipper from pail instead of running water from shower;
  6. Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water houseplants;
  7. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash;
  8. Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use; and
  9. Share water conservation tips with friends and neighbors.

Outdoor:

  1. Water your plants and lawn early in the morning or late in the afternoon when it’s cooler. Don’t water your plants during windy days or high noon;
  2. Don’t water your lawn often. Never soak your lawn; grass does not need a lot of water;
  3. Use pail and dipper instead of sprinklers when watering plants;
  4. When cleaning your sidewalk or driveway, use a broom instead of a hose;
  5. Reduce the amount of grass in your yard by planting shrubs, and ground cover with rock and granite mulching.
  6. Use a pail and cotton rag when washing your car. Do not use a running hose and sponge;
  7. Immediately report to concerned concessionaire any water leaks from busted pipes, pilferage, etc;
  8. Use recycled water (e.g., water used in dish-washing) for watering plants; and
  9. Collect water from your roof to water your garden.

There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

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