The National Water Commission has been granted a 13 to 18 per cent increase in its rates. The Gleaner took to the streets to get people's views on how they will conserve on the precious commodity.
With the increase in water rate, how do you plan to conserve on the commodity?
Gina Haughton, St James
Instead of showering at home all the time, I will have to think about going to the beach more often. I will also have to insist that the children don't waste water when they go to brush their teeth in the bathroom, and I will definitely have to find creative ways to use less water for domestic chores.
Herbert McKinnis, St James
I will be washing my car less ... . Maybe once every two days. I will also insist that when the dishes are being washed, the water does not run right through the exercise. I will also want my family to reduce the number of laundry days per week. I hope that will result in the less consumption at my home.
Oliver Ramdeen, St Ann
Instead of taking baths, you take showers, and cut down on shower time. You can also catch rainwater to water your plants and wash your car.
Susan Gordon, St Ann
First, ensure that you fix all your leaks and ensure pipes are turned off properly at all times. You can also build a tank to catch rainwater to use instead of NWC water. This applies for your home as well as your business.
Thomas Levene, St Elizabeth
Well, I've always been very conservative with the use of water, so I will be hard-pressed to cut back anymore at this time.
Dr Yvonne Perriel, St Elizabeth
I'll take showers instead of baths, it uses less water. I will sometimes hand wash instead of machine wash. I will use the stopper instead of running water (when washing dishes). I recycle water - dishwashing water can be used to water my plants.