Here are our tips for a more water efficient home:
In the kitchen there are plenty of ways you save water:
- When purchasing appliances look for products that are water efficient, they can save energy, water and money.
- Wash vegetables in a bowl rather than under the tap. Soaking vegetables will make them easier to peel. Running the kitchen tap can waste more than 9 litres of water a minute.
- Instead of running the tap and waiting for cold water why not fill up a jug of water and place it in the fridge.
- Why not try one-pot meals? Fewer dishes means less to wash up saving you time and money.
- Don’t overfill the kettle only fill the kettle with the water you need.
The bathroom is a great place to save water and your pennies on your water bill:
- Bath or Shower? Did you know that filling the bath can use around 80 litres of water while the average shower uses 35 litres of water? By switching from a bath to shower you could save up to £50 a year!
- Reducing the time, you spend in the shower by only a minute each time can make a big difference and save you up to £10 a year on your waster bill.
- Switch to water efficient devices such as water saving shower heads or save-a-flush bag which can save 1 litre of water per flush. Did you know that using the toilet accounts 30% of the water we use?
- Turn off the taps while shaving, washing your face or brushing your teeth. Leaving the tap on wastes 8,000 litres of water a year.
- Keep an eye out for any dripping taps or potential leaks in your home. A dripping tap can waste up to 5,000 litres of water a year. If you notice anything fixing it as soon as possible will not only save you money but will save water and energy.