GENERAL TIPS

 

1. Check pipes, faucets, showerheads, hoses, toilets and water tanks for leaks and have them fixed at once. Replace worn-out "sapatilya" (washers) without delay. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2. Collect water dripping from air conditioners and use it for washing mops, watering plants or flushing the toilet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Do not hose down your driveway or footpath. Use "walis tingting" (broomstick) to sweep the place clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

                         4. Never waste water served during meals; drink it up!

 

 

 

 

 

5. During water interruption, make sure to close faucets to avoid wastage upon resumption of supply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATH & BITES

 

 

 

 

1. Don‘t let the water run while you brush your teeth. Wet your toothbrush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. When washing your face or hands, turn the water off while you lather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Take shorter showers and use just enough water.  Turn off the water while you shampoo your hair or soap your body.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Reuse towels a few times before putting them on the laundry basket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

5. Place used tissues in the bin rather than in the toilet bowl, and avoid flushing the toilet needlessly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Place a bottle filled with stones or water inside the toilet tank to reduce the amount of water in every flush.

 

  

7. Keep a bucket in the bathroom and laundry area for the grey water that can be used to flush the toilet, clean the laundry area and car port or dampen a dusty road.

 

 

 

 

 

DOING LAUNDRY

 

 

 

 

1. Organize your laundry schedule and wait until you have a full load before using the washing machine. Match the water level with the size of the load. 

 

2. Use laundry water for cleaning used bottles, cans, and other recyclables, blinds, rugs, doormats, and car wheels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 KITCHEN HABITS

 

 

1. Do not throw "hugas-bigas" (rice wash) down the drain; use it for watering plants.

 

 

 

 

 

2.Thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator overnight, not on running water.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Wash fruits and vegetables in a "palanggana" (pan) instead of under running water from the tap; reuse the water for watering the plants.

4. Use fewer cooking and dining utensils and dishes to cut down on the water needed for dishwashing. 

5. Do not let the water run when washing the dishes, fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water, and do collect the grey water for other purposes. 

6.  Do not scrape pans and pots in running water; soak them first to reduce water use. 

 

 

 

 LETS MAKE IT GREEN

 

 

 

1. Save rainwater in clean and covered containers and use it for your essential needs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2. Water plants after 5 p.m. when the temperature is cooler to minimize evaporation; water them only when necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Leave grass clippings on the lawn as this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

4. Spread a layer of mulch around plants and trees to retain water and reduce evaporation.

 

 

 

 

Immediately report water leaks and illegal connections to

San Pablo City Water District (562 7568 - 70).

 

“Malinis na tubig sa bawat tahanan, serbisyong aming gagampanan”