How to reduce your household costs

Increases in fuel costs, Eskom tariff increases and a projected rise in consumer price inflation is enough to make anyone’s head spin. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ways you can reduce your household costs.

Save water

Use your water meter: Monitor your water usage by checking your water meter regularly. If you notice an abnormal increase, you may have a leak on your property.

Reduce your water flow: You can install aerators on your existing taps to reduce the water flow, or if you’re installing new taps, toilets or appliances, make sure they’re water-efficient.

Water-wise plants: Convert your garden to a water-wise landscape by planting succulents and other water-wise plants.

Garden watering: Avoid watering your garden in the heat of the day, to reduce the amount of water evaporation. You can also reduce your reliance on municipal water by installing and registering a borehole.

For a comprehensive list of water-saving tips for your home or business, visit

Save electricity

Change your lightbulbs: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs or LED lights.

Reduce your geyser temperature: Turning your geyser temperature down from 70°C to 60°C can reduce your bill by 5%.

Switch to a prepaid electricity meter: Prepaid meters give you better control over your electricity usage, and you can better monitor your monthly usage. Upgrade to a prepaid electricity meter.

Stop buying electricity in bulk: When you buy electricity in bulk, you can move into a higher usage tier, which costs more per unit.

Find out how you can save electricity in your home and business.

Manage your accounts

Stay on top of your accounts and bills, by using our online services.

Manage your accounts online through e-Services.
Receive your account statements by email with e-Billing.