Our Top Water Saving Tips
This week is World Water Week, an annual event which has been hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) for nearly 30 years! The aim of World Water Week is to bring together thousands of people from all around the world to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas with a goal to finding new solutions to the planets biggest water issues.
To mark this year’s World Water Week, we are bringing you a list of top tips for saving water every day! The average person in the UK uses approximately 150 litres per day according to Ofwat, the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. However, these simple tips can help you to save water, save the planet and save you money by reducing your water bills at the same time!
In The Bathroom:
- Turn the tap off whilst brushing your teeth. Running the tap can use around 9 litres per minute!
- Take a short shower instead of a bath. Try getting a shower timer or play music and challenge yourself to only be in the shower for the length of one song to help keep your showers short!
- If you prefer a bath (or don’t have a shower in your home!), fill the bathtub only half full instead of to the top.
- Place a water saving device in the toilet cistern. These devices can save 1-3 litres of water per flush!
- Use an aerated, low-flow or water-saving shower head. Our harmony shower head is designed to deliver water savings of up to 25% without compromising on water power.
- Invest in a shower with built in water saving settings. Our Quartz and Visage showers feature “eco” modes which can reduce your water usage by up to 33%, whilst the Q showers feature a proximity sensor which automatically reduces the shower to minimum flow when you step out of the water stream and returns to your desired flow rate when you move back under the shower!
The Q Digital shower range features a proximity sensor which reduces the water flow when you step out of the stream of the water, delivering great water savings without compromising your shower quality.
Our Harmony shower heads all feature an Eco mode which can deliver up to 25% water savings.
In The Kitchen:
- Wash fruit and veg over a bowl in the sink and use the water you catch to water your plants.
- When running taps to allow the water to reach the correct temperature, catch the excess water in a bottle or jug and refrigerate it for drinking water.
- Add any leftover drinking water at the bottom of a glass or bottle to the kettle for later.
Laundry and Other Home Savings:
- Wait for a full load before running the dishwasher or washing machine to reduce the number of times you run them.
- Regularly check all of your plumbing and appliances for leaks.
- Make sure all taps are turned off fully. A dripping tap can use up to 15 litres of water per day, that’s around 5500 litres per year!
- Invest in water-saving appliances next time you have to replace your existing ones. Most modern appliances will have some water-saving settings, aim for appliances which carry A ratings for water efficiency!
Garden and Outdoors:
- Collect rainwater in water butts to use for watering plants.
- If you keep fish (indoors or outdoors!) save the water when you clean out their tank or pond and use it to water the plants. As an added bonus, the water will be rich in phosphorous and nitrogen from the fish which makes it a highly nutritious fertiliser which your plants will love you for!
- On hot days, water plants late in the evening to prevent the water from evaporating before the plants can soak it up.
- Head to your nearest beach or public swimming pool instead of filling a paddling pool.
All of these simple tips and tricks, many of which are completely free to do, can help you to reduce your daily water consumption and save you money on your monthly water bills! Why not give them a go and see how much water (and money!) you could save?
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