BEFORE too much longer, the long-awaited summer season will be in full swing, the swimming pool will be beckoning and children will be on holiday, signalling the end of another year. With warmer weather and endless days of nothing but free time ahead of you, you might be planning something spectacular this year, like taking up a water sport or going to the beach every day and doing nothing else. It sounds blissful, doesn’t it?Now that we’ve planted that image in your head, let’s focus on the most important factor: water.Don’t let the coming festive season silliness make you lose your head and don’t be fooled by the recent higher dam levels. Keep saving water! It recently came to light that in the last year or so, the Nelson Mandela Bay metro had seen 48 billion litres of water go to waste and the biggest cause of this is leaks.Before the lazy summer holiday bug bites you, it might be a good idea for you to check your plumbing and make sure it’s up to scratch. Most people don’t even realise they have a water leak until they get a nasty surprise in the mail.On top of that, keep recycling water. Using greywater can save you quite a bit of money in the long run and it probably does more to save water than we know.Whether it’s at home or work, greywater can come in handy for any number of things, such as flushing your toilets or watering your garden. One of the handiest things to have is a water tank that accumulates water whenever it rains. This water can be used to wash your car or even fill your swimming pool.Best of all, everything you need to fix, whatever plumbing issues you might have, or whatever you need to get your own greywater system going can all be found in one place. The Co-op Mica offers it all, from plumbing fixtures, fittings and tools to JoJo tanks in various sizes to accommodate all your needs.They can also give you some expert advice on setting up your own irrigation system, greywater recycling set-ups and plumbing enquiries if you need it.It might seem like a big project to take on, but once it’s done, it’s simply a matter of keeping an eye on it. And when you no longer have to worry about using more water than you’re supposed to or setting up the irrigation system in your garden, the stress-free holiday can finally begin.The worst of the drought might be behind us, but unless we keep doing what we’ve been doing to save water, it could be back, worse than ever, long before we are ready for it.So, get on down to the Co-op Mica as soon as possible and get what you need to start saving water.For more info or advice on your plumbing, irrigation and greywater recycling needs, visit the Co-op Mica, located in the Willow Road Shopping Centre on the corner of Circular Drive and Willow Road, or contact the sales team on 041 007 0580.