#WaterWatch

Why you should only shower once a week (and sink wash inbetween)

In these drought-stricken times, we are all trying to save water.

Donnachadh McCarthy is an eco-auditor, environmental journalist and author in the UK. He wrote an article in The Guardian about why he only showers once a week...and why you should do so too.

The article has gone viral, and CapeTalk's John Maytham chatted to him about his premise.

McCarthy explains that he sink washes every day using a basin of water and showers once a week (and does not smell).

He insists that most of the bacteria causing body odour is found under one's arms...and says he washes his pits daily.

Why use 80 litres of water when a half litre to a litre can do the job instead?

Donnachadh McCarthy, environmental journalist and author

Listen to McCarthy explain why this system works perfectly well...


This article first appeared on 702 : Why you should only shower once a week (and sink wash inbetween)


Read More
Over 2 000 water saving shower heads to be rolled-out in Cape guest houses

Over 2 000 water saving shower heads to be rolled-out in Cape guest houses

Despite concerns over the water crisis, this initiative is intended to still attract tourists to the Mother City.

WC govt launches campaign to help tourists, Cape guesthouses save water

WC govt launches campaign to help tourists, Cape guesthouses save water

Economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde says that the focus is on helping smaller tourism establishments save water.

Eskort sponsors smart water meter for WC school

Eskort sponsors smart water meter for WC school

South Africa's leading producers of pork products, Eskort is the latest company to pledge towards the Smart Water Meter Challenge.

Residents take on the City for not repairing water leaks fast enough

Residents take on the City for not repairing water leaks fast enough

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies looks into the turnaround time by the city to fix leaks while the country battles water shortages.

Tips on how to repurpose grey water for your garden

Tips on how to repurpose grey water for your garden

Water from your bath, shower, washing machine and kitchen sink can be used to water gardens during level 3 water restrictions.

Cape Town Level 3 water restrictions in full force

Cape Town Level 3 water restrictions in full force

Here are full details of City of Cape Town's Level 3 water restrictions.

Popular articles
Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Regional Co-Ordinator at Crisis Zimbabwe Coalition, Joy Mabenge says the keys to Mugabe's impeachment are turning very fast.

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Allegations point to irregularities in the tender processes where some bidders were preferred by the City's senior executives.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

EWN Africa Correspondent, JJ Cornish describes Mugabe's Sunday evening speech as a humiliating downturn for the Zim president.