Water saving tips for your home
Sticking the kettle on, running a bath, doing the laundry...

We use lots of water in our homes, but we're challenging you to see where you can save.

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Match the numbers to see where you can save

1. Make sure you turn the tap off while you brush your teeth. A running tap while you brush your teeth wastes up to six litres of water a minute. Put a plug in your sink basin when washing or shaving and save up to 12 litres of water.

 

2. Around one third of all water used in the home goes down the toilet. If you have a dual flush system, make sure you use the short flush (usually the smaller button) when possible. Check if your toilet is leaking.

 

3. Watch what you put down the toilet. The most blockages are caused by flushing wet wipes and other items like sanitary towels down the toilet. Only toilet paper, pee and poo go down the loo!

 

4. A bath can use as much as 80 litres. Taking a shower instead can save around 10 litres of water.

 

5. By reducing your time in the shower you can save up to 18 litres of water, depending on the type of shower. Request one of our shower timers here.

 

6. Use a bowl when washing up by hand instead of running the tap, this can save 18 litres of water. Use a bowl of water when washing your fruit and vegetables. This will save seven litres of water.

 

7. Fit a tap adaptor to allow a spray flow. Order yours here.

 

8. When using your washing machine make sure you use the half load setting when it is necessary to wash less.

 

9. If you're replacing your washing machine or dishwasher, check the eco-labels for energy and water consumption. Always try to buy one that is A rated.

 

10. Water is essential to support healthy bodies and minds. Keep water in a covered jug or bottle in the fridge, for up to 24 hours, so you won't need to run the tap every tap you want a drink.

Did you know?
70 70
% of freshwater is used to produce our food

In farming, agriculture and more

27 27
% of water used in the home is in the shower

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200 200
litres of water is wasted every day by a leaky loo

We'll fix your leaking toilet for free

Take a look at our water usage facts and figures

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