Many places in South Africa are still suffering water shortages. Here’s how you can do your part to help reduce your overall water consumption.

With Cape Town recently coming out of a drought, (thanks to the winter rains that brought much needed relief!) and more areas still struggling with droughts worldwide, conserving water is more important than ever. Even if you are not living in a drought-stricken region, worldwide, cutting back on water use means a lower utility bill and helps conserve a precious resource.

Poor rainfall, low dam levels, as well as hot and dry summer seasons should encourage you to continuously save water. We all need to do our part to use water sparingly and adhere to the water restrictions which are in place. Educate your children on simple ways to save water around the home and encourage your colleagues to start saving water at work.

Whether you are ready to cut back on your showers or replace your lawn with water-wise plants, there are many ways in which you can save water around your home. Some of them are taking shorter shower sessions, installing water-saving shower heads, fixing leaks in your home and reading your water meter.

You can also save water by installing a drinking water fountain. In that way, everyone in your family will have access to clean water anytime of the day. This is better than relying on tap water.

If you want to do right by the planet, then purchasing a drinking water fountain might be the best thing for you and the environment. Contact Drinking Water Fountains on 021 813 6631 or alternatively send an email at and we will find you the right drinking water fountain suitable for your home.