We should all still be saving water even though Day Zero has been moved to June.

The Mother City is still sitting on Level 6B water restrictions, and more water saving needs to take place to push Day Zero further.

Thankfully there is a nifty, and inexpensive, trick to turn your tap into a water-saving device.

In a video posted on YouTube, a user shows us how easy it is to bring this device to life.

You will need:


  • A plastic water bottle
  • A toy fan
  • A piece of rubber


  • A khoki, pen or marker
  • A pair of scissors
  • A knife
  • A rough piece of wood
  • Super Glue
  • Any heat wielding tool that will allow you to burn holes through the rubber

Cut out the top end of the water bottle using a knife. Use a rough piece of wood which acts as a type of sandpaper to smooth out the cut out bottle.

Place the bottle on the rubber and measure it by marking a round circle with a pen or khoki.

Using a pair of scissors, cut out the circle then glue the toy fan together. Glue the toy into the centre of the rubber then place the bottle over and glue them in as well. Use any heat wielding tool to burn multiple tiny holes into the rubber and presto, your water saving device is complete.

Remove the bottle lid and gently connect the tip to your tap. Open the tap and let the water saving begin.


Picture: YouTube

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