Drought alarm: you shouldn’t do these activities during peak hours

Want to prevent a water problem? Follow these tips during a drought!

A lot of places in the world are struggling with ongoing heat at the moment, and it’s not likely to stop any time soon. Because of that, trouble with tap water is probably going to arise. Water companies are putting out warnings all over the place to make sure we’re all being careful with water. They’re sounding the drought alarm.

We’re going to have to save on water, especially during peak hours.

Persistent drought

As of right now, there are no problems yet with the distribution of drink water due to the heat. But since the drought is looking to be quite persistent, many water companies have to pump a lot of water. According to one water company, we’re all using about 40 percent more water than we do normally. This can lead to big problems with the water pressure, which in turn can lead to brown tap water in some places. It’s not necessarily unhealthy or dangerous, but we don’t recommend drinking it. It’s pretty gross.

Peak hours

Water suppliers are urging people to be mindful about the amount of water they use during peak hours: in the morning between 6 am and 9 am and in the evening between 6 pm and 10 pm. Try to use as little water as possible. That means no watering the garden, washing the car or filling the kiddie pool during these hours. If everyone’s watering their lawn and filling their pool at the same time, the water pressure will very probably rise to extreme heights, which isn’t good for anyone.

Saving tips

So, it’s very important to reduce your water use. But what’s the best way to do this? Here are a few handy tips:

  • Avoid spraying the lawn, washing the car or filling the pool during peak hours.
  • Don’t take a bath; take a short shower instead (no longer than 5 minutes).
  • Only turn on the dishwasher when it’s completely full.
  • Don’t turn on the washing machine for small loads, but wait until you’ve got enough laundry to fill it.
  • Normally, when you turn on the shower, you let the water run until it’s warm before you get under it. Instead, catch this cold water in a bucket instead of letting it run down the drain. You can use this water for watering your plants, for example.

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