Tip of the Month- Saving water!

With the low dam levels in the Western Cape, the issue of saving water is on everyone’s minds. But how exactly can we save water?

Here are 5 tips to get you going:

  1. Half flush the toilet (after pushing the handle down, pull it up immediately).
  2. Catch the water that is being draining from your washing machine when doing a cycle (Make sure your bucket is big enough because 25L fills up n 10seconds! You may want to use a big bin).
  3. Shorten your showers.
  4. Keep a bucket in the shower to catch the water. This can then be used to water plants and flush the toilet.
  5. Use rain barrels to catch the rain water.

Fire Extinguishers


There are several types of fire extinguishers which can sometimes be identified by their colour. Many will be coloured red with a label identifying their type.







Carbon Dioxide


Dry Powder




Water Extinguishers

Should be used for materials such as wood and paper. They must not be used on fires involving electrical equipment or oil.


Foam Extinguishers

Should be used on fires involving burning liquids such as paint and asphalt. They must not be used on fires involving electrical equipment or flammable liquids.


Carbon Dioxide and Dry Power Extinguishers

Are normally used on burning liquids. They are safe for use on fires involving electrical equipment. Neither of these extinguishers have a cooling effect, consequently they are not recommended for use where there is high risk of re-ignition. Use carbon dioxide extinguishers in well ventilated areas because they reduce the amount of oxygen in the air.


Halon Extinguisher

Can be used in most instances including use on electrical equipment. They are recommended for use in the open air or in well ventilated areas because of their toxic properties, so do not use in confined spaces.


Fire extinguishers cannot always be identified by their colour, do not use them without first reading the label.

image of fire extinguisher colours