Posted by: alinasiegfried | March 30, 2011

Two more sleeps…

Well the water conservation challenge has almost drawn to a close for another year. Two more sleeps until I have a nice long hot shower. And run the dishwasher. And put on a load of laundry. I’m pretty freakin’ excited I have to say!

I generally found it easier this year to measure out water in smaller increments (ie a 2 litre jug fill) and record it down, rather than fill a large 25 litre container at the beginning of the day – as that container isn’t always where you want it to be. In saying this I did find it harder to be vigilant with writing everything down, finding myself trying to remember, Did I fill my water bottle once or twice last night?…Still I’m pretty sure I recorded all my water use for the most part.

The media was a bit slow to pick up this year and I didn’t crack through radio or TV as I did last year. However given that last year it was pretty much my job to promote water conservation and thus I had a lot more time to hound the media and give presentations to audiences, I think I did okay. I did manage to get a story in a few local community newspapers and the Otago Daily Times are planning to run a feature on the challenge this Saturday.

As I did last time, I’ve come in quite often under 25 litres per day. As of the end of Day 29, I had 171.6 litres in the bank. I could have a nineteen and a half minute shower with that! If I were so inclined. But no, the end is in sight, I’m sticking it out until Friday. Two more sleeps 🙂

Thank you for your support this year, I’ll post total savings figures after the end of the month as well as details of water pledged.




  1. Wow! You have done a great job. Your blog can be a very good example to everyone out there.

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