10 Water Saving Tips

10 Water Saving Tips

10 Water saving tips – Do your part in helping to save water!

  1. Don’t let the tap run when you brush your teeth – this can save you up to 6 litres of water per minute.
  2. Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern to reduce the volume of water used in each flush.  If you don’t want to spend any money you can use a plastic bottle and fill it with sand.
  3. Take a shorter shower instead of a bath. When you shower you use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute. Installing a water-saving shower head will reduce your water consumption even more.
  4. When you do washing try to use full loads. This will cut out unnecessary washes in between.
  5. Check for leaks on pipes, toilet etc. A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water a year.
  6. Collect rainwater to water your plants, clean your car and wash your windows.
  7. Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour. Mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water.
  8. Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge. This will mean you do not have to leave the cold tap running for the water to run cold before you fill your glass.
  9. Install a water meter. When you’re paying your utility provider for exactly how much water you use, laid out in an itemised bill, there’s an incentive to waste less of the stuff.
  10. When you need to replace any old appliances invest in water-efficient goods. You can now buy water-efficient shower heads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and many other water-saving products.

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10 Water Saving Tips

 

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