Prof. Chan Ngai Weng - Malaysia's Waterman
PROF CHAN'S WATER SAVING TIPS:
(1) Flush once less per day. One flush less = 9 litres of water saved = 2.6 million X 9 litres = 234 million per day = 85.41 billion litres per year = 4 Teluk Bahang Dams (21 million litres capacity). For your information, Prof Chan only flushes twice (2) a day, once in the morning (after defaecating) & once at night just before going to sleep. He keeps the toilet lid closed & put in some Pandan leaves in the toilet to kill the urine smell. In the office, he uses the urinals (no flushing needed). You n=may think this only applies to males. You are wrong as in some countries, female urinals have been developed.
(2) Collect Water from Washing machine for re-use (e.g. flushing & washing. One wash per normal washing machine = 40 litres. This can be used to flush 4 times. Hence, saving 4 X 9 litres = 36 litres.
(3) Cut Down Showevr Time to no more than 3 minutes.
(4) Turn Off Shower when Shampooing & Soaping.
(5) Re-use water for washing rice & vegetables for watering plants or flushing.
(6) Wash Car with two pails of water (about 10 litres) instead of using the hose.
(7) Clean floors by using the Mop instead of the hose.
(8) Collect Rainwater (use pails if you do not have a rainwater collecting system) for general washing.
(9) Stay Home more to enjoy quality time with your family. Going out means using more clothes and the need to shower more.
(10) For Exercise, Swim instead of playing games that need a lot of attire. Some argue that a swimming pool needs a lot of water, but if your apartment or town centre already has a pool, whether you use it or not, the water is already there. So, why not use it?
(11) Put a brick or two in the Cistern to reduce the amount of water flushed. For example, in many developed countries, one flush is only about 4.5 litres. A 4.5 litre flush is good only for flushing urine. However, if you defecate, you must remove the brick & do a full flush. It's that simple. Sacrifice for a littel inconvenience.