Everyone’s watching the skies: is it going to rain?
And it did! Yay! It also hailed in some places (aw). But – rain!
This is not going to stop me from turning every drop from my tap three times over before letting it disappear down the drain again. (I’ve mentioned my water-saving endeavour before).
What I’ve done so far:
- Collect shower run-off for watering the new trees. I’ve got Willem on board for this as well.
- Shorter showers.
- Use a glass for rinsing my mouth after brushing my teeth, rather than cupping water with my hands from a running tap. This probably won’t save kiloliters of water in total, but we’re going hummingbird principle here.
- Use the sprinkler for the veggie patch not more often than every third day.
What more I can do:
- Catch rainwater! Jojo tanks are prohibitively expensive right now, but a few smaller buckets catching the gutter output will be a good starting point.
Just to point out: these are all in addition to strategies already in place, like water hippos and only running the washing machine when it’s full full.