Always make sure you have a full load before you switch on the machine. This can save two litres per property per day. Wash up in a bowl if you only have a few things to wash. When replacing your washing machine, look at the eco-labels for energy consumption and water consumption and make sure that you buy one that is A rated.
Taps and sinks
10% of water used in households is used by the kitchen sink. Use a bowl when washing up by hand, instead of running the tap. This can save 18 litres of water per property per day. 10% of your household water usage is accountable to your sink.
Regularly check for dripping taps and to replace worn washers when necessary. Did you know that a single dripping tap could waste as much as nine litres of water per property per day?
Cleaning vegetables and rinsing recycling does not require a full flow rate. Either use a bowl of water which will save seven litres of water per property per day, or fit a tap adaptor to allow a spray flow.
If you are making a drink, fill the kettle with only the water you need. This will save energy as well as water.