SINGAPORE: The PUB said water consumption in homes has been falling. In 2003, it was 165 litres per capita. Currently, it is 152 litres.
PUB’s target is to bring it down to 140 litres by 2030.
Showers are the biggest guzzlers —— taking up 29 per cent of household consumption. This is followed by the kitchen sink, which takes up 22 per cent.
Other big users include laundry, toilet flushes and wash basins.
To spread the water conservation message, 35,000 people from all walks of life will gather on Saturday at six different locations islandwide —— Marina Barrage, Serangoon Reservoir, Kallang River, Ang Mo Kio Park, Jurong Lake, Lower Seletar Reservoir and Geylang River.
There will be mass picnics, outdoor yoga sessions and fishing workshops.
180 students will also be performing something called the "shower dance". It is a technique to keep showers under five minutes —— because a one—minute shorter in the shower can save nine litres of water.
This is part of the "Time to Save" programme, which runs in conjunction with the new Primary Three Social Studies syllabus, which has a section on water conservation. Students in a number of primary schools have already been practising the dance, but it will make its debut on Saturday.
These events are all part of World Water Day, which is an annual event organised by the United Nations to cultivate good water saving habits. The theme for this year’s campaign is "Every Drop Counts".
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