The water crisis in Cape Town has become dire, and with the influx of Joburgers and tourists into the city over the festive season, water usage is on the rise.

Without routinely saving water in every instance, it’s tough to know what is in your power when it comes to water conservation.

Here are five simple ways to save water when visiting the Mother City this festive season.

Save water, drink beer

Trading in your water consumption for an ice cold beer sounds like a fantastic idea, but this can leave you dehydrated and yearning for some H2O. Why not grab an Energade or an electrolyte supplement to rehydrate your body and prevent further dehydration later in the day. This is also a great pre and post party habit to maintain all season.

Have communal showers and cut shower times

If you’re lucky enough to have someone your comfortable enough to shower with, this is a great way to not only cut shower times but also to save water. Otherwise have a quick two minute shower to get clean and spruce up with some cologne or perfume before you hit the parties.

Instead of a morning shower, have a swim

Managing your baths and showers are a good way to save water. So change your morning ritual and head to the beach to freshen up for the day. Camps Bay provides a great atmosphere to to start the day and you can even get started on your day-drinking at one of the many bars and clubs on the strip.

Donate to 10 Litres of Kindness

A fantastic initiative has been put into place to deliver thousands of litres of water from Johannesburg to Cape Town. 10 Litres of Kindness have set up a Facebook page to help people donate and aid Cape Town in this time of need. Visit the page here, or call Shaun on 0835253510, or Vikki on 0795088262 and do you bit to relieve those in need.

Be mindful of every drop

Every drop counts at this stage, so when visiting Cape Town keep an eye on any wasteful water usage. When you need to shower, use the water to rinse off and switch off the tap when applying soap or shampoo. This is an effective tactic used at Afrikaburn and developing these good habits on a large scale could make a big difference for all.

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