Saving water is important all year round. Being water efficient not only reduces your water bill saving you money but also reduces the energy used to pump and treat the water reducing pollution in turn helping the environment and the wildlife in our rivers and wetlands.
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.