Access to water is a human right, and therefore it is each one's responsibility to save this precious resource.
Utilise a plastic container which fits snugly into the sink, is easy to take out when required to dispose of the water instead of pulling the plug and letting the water flow away.
Collect rinse water in a container to use on the garden later. Rinse your cup out after use, rinse your dishes before putting them into the dishwasher and use the collected water to water your plants.
Using a dishwasher saves water and electricity, if it is fully loaded. Otherwise rinse and collect dishes until the dishwasher is full. Only put the dishwasher on when full.
Cooking: Collect the water from steaming or boiling vegetables and cool. Use this water in the garden.
Let bath water cool down and bucket it into the garden.
Switch off the tap while brushing your teeth. Don't let the water run.
Re-route the washing machine outlet pipe into the garden or into a container for later use on the garden.
In the Garden:
Pool wise: put a cover over your pool to minimise evaporation.
The municipality is threatening to penalise households that are caught using hosepipes. They have also increased the tariffs for water usage, on a sliding scale, so financially it is in your best interest to save water.
Not only from a financial point of view but also because water is a precious resource which we need to look after.