How can I save water in the home?

Here are our top five tips for saving water in the home:

  1. Take a shower instead of a bath
    The average shower uses 30 litres of water whereas a bath uses 80 litres.
  2. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
    A running tap can use six litres of water per minute. By turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, a family of four could save up to £36 on metered water bills, as well as 17,520 litres of water per year.
  3. Wash with a full load
    Fully load your washing machine and dishwasher every time you use it. Each washing machine cycle uses up to 100 litres of water and dishwashers up to 50 litres.
  4. Only flush the toilet when you have to
    About one-third of the water we use is flushed down the toilet. If you have a dual-flush cistern, use the light flush whenever possible. If you've got an old cistern, why not fit a water saving device?
  5. Fix leaking taps
    A dripping tap can waste more than 60 litres of water per week.

Find out more:

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