Water Saving Tips in the Home

Check for Leaks

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 when cleaning teeth

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

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 dripping tap

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

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 washing machine when you have a full load

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

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.