You may not realise how much water you use in a day and how much of it goes to waste, especially if you are now spending more time at home.
Why should I save water?
Saving water will save you money. The tips outlined here will help to:
- Reduce your water, sewerage, gas and electricity bills
- Reduce the amount of hot water you use
- Protect the environment, and
- Cut the amount of energy used to treat and pump water for everyday use.
How can I save water?
Even small changes can make a big difference to the amount of water you use every day, so why not give it a try? Below are some simple tips to get you started:
- Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth – this can save you 9 litres of water a minute.
- Always put full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher – this cuts out unnecessary washes in-between.
- Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge – this way you don’t have to wait for the tap to run cold before you can fill your glass.
- Use a watering can in the garden instead of your hosepipe or sprinkler – garden sprinklers and hosepipes can use between 500 and 1,000 litres of water an hour.
- If you can, take a shower instead of a bath – a 5-minute shower uses about 40 litres of water. This is about half the volume of a standard bath.
Find out more
You can find out more about how to save water on the following sites: