21 Tips to Save Water


21 Tips to Save Water

Here are some ideas on how to save water. Maybe you can adopt some.

You don’t know its true worth until its gone.

Did you know human blood is 83% water? Life on the earth is possible only because of water!

Have fun, save the environment and money doing it.

  1. Eliminate any and all leaks. A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water a year
  2. Always turn off running water
  3. Take short showers. Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute. The average time spent in the shower varies considerably, but the general trend showers longer showers are on the rise. Try using a shower timer.
  4. Reduce the flow of toilets and shower heads. Low flow showerheads reduce the amount of water used, whilst still giving you the feel of a normal shower
  5. Install aerators. Aerated showerheads reduce the flow but don’t compromise on pressure. They maintain the pressure by mixing in air with water to produce a steady, even spray
  6. Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge. This will mean you do not have to leave the cold tap running for the water to run cold before you fill your glass
  7. Wash Laundry and dishes with full loads
  8. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving
  9. Turn off the tap while soaping up in the shower
  10. Try to avoid flushing away cotton ball or make up tissues, simply throwing them in a bin will cut down on the amount of water wasted with every flush
  11. Recycle indoor water and use for plants
  12. Install a high efficiency toilet. Dual flush toilets have a split flush button which gives the user the choice of how much water to use. Dual flush toilets typically use 4-6 litres of water opposed to the old style flush systems which use a massive 13 litres per flush
  13. Plant indigenous plants
  14. Plant drought resistant plants
  15. Install drip irrigation
  16. Use a broom to clean outdoor areas don’t use hosepipes
  17. Mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water
  18. Place a cistern displacement device (CDD) in your toilet cistern to reduce the volume of water used in each flush. Installing a CDD can achieve savings of up to 5000 litres per year. (You can use a brick!)
  19. Install a water butt to your drainpipe and use the water collected to water your plants, clean your car and wash your windows
  20. Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour
  21. Invest in water-efficient goods when you need to replace household products. You can now buy water-efficient showerheads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and many other water-saving products

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How the President Must Act

In his judgment Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng mentioned how the President must act, which guilty Zuma did not because the judge said:

“The President thus failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land”

“The President is a constitutional being. In the Constitution the President exists, moves and has his being. Virtually all his obligations are constitutional in nature because they have their origin, in some way, in the Constitution.”

And the Judge continues with these words:

“The President is the Head of State and Head of the national Executive. His is indeed the highest calling to the highest office in the land. He is the first citizen of this country and occupies a position indispensable for the effective governance of our democratic country. Only upon him has the constitutional obligation to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic been expressly imposed. The promotion of national unity and reconciliation falls squarely on his shoulders. As does the maintenance of orderliness, peace, stability and devotion to the well-being of the Republic and all of its people. Whoever and whatever poses a threat to our sovereignty, peace and prosperity he must fight. To him is the executive authority of the entire Republic primarily entrusted. He initiates and gives the final stamp of approval to all national legislation. And almost all the key role players in the realisation of our constitutional vision and the aspirations of all our people are appointed and may ultimately be removed by him. Unsurprisingly, the nation pins its hopes on him to steer the country in the right direction and accelerate our journey towards a peaceful, just and prosperous destination, that all other progress-driven nations strive towards on a daily basis. He is a constitutional being by design, a national pathfinder, the quintessential commander-in-chief of State affairs and the personification of this nation’s constitutional project.”

“An obligation is expressly imposed on the President to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the law that is above all other laws in the Republic. As the Head of State and the Head of the national Executive, the President is uniquely positioned, empowered and resourced to do much more than what other public office-bearers can do. It is, no doubt, for this reason that section 83(b) of the Constitution singles him out to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution. Also, to unite the nation, obviously with particular regard to the painful divisions of the past. This requires the President to do all he can to ensure that our constitutional democracy thrives. He must provide support to all institutions or measures designed to strengthen our constitutional democracy.”

It is therefore so much more painful when a man like Zuma is found guilty of failing to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land by a full bench of the highest court in our land.

After this court case, he should immediately lose his job, yet the ANC is still protecting Zuma in his job as President. Why?

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Zuma and Nkandla

Our Honorable President Zuma declared many times in Parliament that he is not responsible for paying back any money in respect of Nkandla, his homestead to which government made improvements to the value of approximately R250 million.

The DA argued that this was not correct. That the President was enriching himself unfairly at the cost of the poor in the country. They asked the Public Protector to investigate the case.

The Public Protector found that the President indeed did enrich himself unfairly!

Then followed years of the President fighting about this in Parliament. He disagreed with the Public protector. He got minister upon minster to re investigate and goodness knows what.

Eventually the DA took him to court.

A full bench of the Constitutional court hears the case and President Zuma throws a major rock at everybody by suddenly changing his song! Suddenly he pleads guilty and says yes he must pay! WOW what a direction change that was!

Everybody was caught off guard!

On 31 March 2016 Judge Mogoeng gave the unanimous judgment of the full bench of the constitutional court. To my utter horror all those judges unanimously decided the DA is correct,
1 President Zuma must comply to the remedial action proposed by the Public protector (in other words he was guilty of unfairly enriching himself and must personally pay back the money!)
2 but he is also in breach of his oath of office!

You can read the shocking full judgment against President Zuma by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng here:

This shocked me to my foundation!

MY Honorable President is GUILTY!

So you will have to forgive me, from that day on I am no longer able to call him honorable. Because he is not. He is in breach of his oath of office that he swore in front of all of us! Not only that, he enriched himself and had to pay back the money. A. Shocking testament to anybody, leave alone a President. So forgive me, from that day on he is #guilty #Zuma because a full bench of the Constitutional court said so.


About LootGous.com

This is my personal website where I express my personal views.

Some of these are most shocking and all of them are my own and does not belong to any political party or company. So you cannot blame anybody else for them but me.

The idea for this started one day when I listened to the honorable President Jacob Zuma talking over TV in Parliament about his Nkandla homestead. What he said in Parliament that day was later in court proved to be totally false. I felt betrayed by my own President. My heart was bitterly sore.

One thing about me. If you lie to me, you hurt me deeply. So don’t.

That lie by my president hurt me deeply and personally. And I decided that I can no longer sit still. I have to talk about this lie. About a President who betrayed his people by telling them a lie in Parliament. And that was how the idea of this website was born.

I wondered what should I tell my people?


There is but one solution to this all and that is Love. Unfortunately the English language confuses love with sex. I am not talking about sex. I am talking about Love. The Love between people who resolves the problems of this world.

This is the only solution that I could think of to talk about that would solve the problems of South Africa.

I started looking for a Political Party that could solve this problem for me.

The only one I could find that was close to the mark was the DA – the Democratic Alliance. Read more about them here: https://www.da.org.za/

This is one party that truly did work from a viewpoint of Love. There are no race hatred just hard work to make South Africa a better place for all its people! I found a home!

And so this website was born: a President who hurt me deeply and a party that greatly inspired me!

Lets have fun! 🙂