Water Saving Tips in the Home
Check for home for leaks, hidden water leaks can be wasting water without you even being aware of it.
A good way to check for leaks is, if your property is metered, then read your water meter and do not
use any water for a couple of hours and go back to check that the meter reads exactly the same. If it
does not, there is a leak.
Turn off tap while cleaning your teeth, shaving or washing your face. You can waste up to 9 litres
a minute by just letting the water pour down the sink.
Take a short shower rather than a bath could save you up to 400 litres a week. If you do have baths,
just half fill them.
Fix any dripping tap, you can waste 90 litres a week which will cost a lot more than what might just
be the price of a new washer.
Don’t overfill the kettle when making a cup of tea. Only fill and boil what you need, this will save
you money on your energy costs too.
Only use the washing machine and the dishwasher when you can put on a full load. It wastes both water
and energy to run only a half full machine.
Keep cool water in the fridge so that you do not need to run water down the sink to have a cold drink.
Fit water saving device in your cistern to save when flushing, this can save you 3 litres a flush.
Think before throwing used water down the drain, eg water in a pan after cooking, this could be reused
for watering plants around the house when cooled down, or in the garden.