Hold up – put down the bricks and bats.
Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne reckons he’s pretty awesome at water conservation. He and wife Jane have reduced their household water use to 97 litres per day. That’s less than a fifth of the water used by the average two-person household in Tasman District.
But we think you can beat him!
To give you a head-start, we’ve tricked Richard into revealing all his water-saving tricks.
January 2019 household daily water use: 350 litres per day
Current household daily water use: 97 litres per day
Doesn’t sound too hard right?
If you can beat Richard, you’ll get the chance to take him down in person. Anyone who can top his water saving will earn the chance to dunk Richard in the Richmond Aquatic Centre pool.
To start you will need to read your water meter.
On day one, record or take a photo of the numbers on your meter. Black numbers are cubic metres (thousands of litres) and red numbers are litres.
At the same time on day two, record or take a photo of the numbers on your meter.
Work out your daily use by subtracting the day one meter reading from the day two meter reading.
Day two: 577 558
- Day one: 577 058
Total: 500 litres
Then fill in our online form and let us know how you reduced your water use. Good luck!
* indicates a required field