10 water-saving strategies for Algarve homeowners

The Algarve is currently experiencing its worst drought ever. In this article, we offer you 10 water-saving tips for property owners. Save money in the long run and contribute positively to alleviate the Algarve water shortage.

What’s causing the water drought?

The Algarve region experiences hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Unfortunately, we have seen less rainfall in recent years, worsening the drought. Above all this, the growing tourism industry puts further pressure on water resources.

How to make a positive change as a property owner?

Take individual actions to conserve water in the Algarve and encourage your guests to do the same. Use taps mindfully and take shorter showers. Promote awareness of the water problem in the Algarve to your guests in a friendly and inviting manner. Property owners and guests can help alleviate the water drought by working together.

Water issue in algarve



Take a look at our top 10 tips to save water:

1. Be mindful with taps: Even a small drip can waste up to 30 litres of water a day. Close taps to stop drips.
2. Shower smart: Every minute saved in the shower helps save gallons of water. Take shorter showers and turn off the tap while soaping up.
3. Stop running taps: Avoid leaving taps running while brushing teeth, washing hands, or shaving.
4. Washing machine and dishwasher: Wait until the dishwasher or washing machine is full before using them.
5. Optimise Appliances: Select eco-friendly settings on your dishwasher and washing machine to save water.
6. Reuse Water: Use water from washing fruits and veggies to water plants. Reusing water supports sustainable practices.
7. Adjust watering schedules: Water plants when it’s cooler to prevent evaporation and maximise absorption.
8. Use the toilet correctly: Responsible toilet habits save water. Don’t use toilets as bins to avoid unnecessary flushing.
9. Check for Leaks: Regularly inspect pipes, faucets, and fixtures for leaks.
10. Eco-friendly car washing: Wash cars less often. Reduce water use and support conservation efforts.

Rental Valley is committed to including these tips in the on-site materials. This way, we aim to raise awareness about the water shortage in the Algarve and provide practical ways for guests to be part of a positive impact.

Together, we can make a real change in water conservation in the Algarve.

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