Water saving tips

Saving water doesn't mean we have to cut down on our cuppas or wear our socks two days on the trot. Just a few little steps around the home could help make a big difference.



In the bathroom
  • Turning the tap off when brushing your teeth will save more than 2 full buckets of water a day.
  • Use a water displacement device in your toilet cistern and save 1 to 2 litres with every flush.
  • Shower for 60 seconds less each day and save 15 litres per minute.
In the garden
  • Use a watering can instead of a hosepipe to water the garden and save a whopping 225 litres of water in 15 minutes.
  • Collect rainwater in a water butt to use in your garden and keep your beds blooming all summer.
  • Cover soil with pebbles, gravel or chipped bark to keep moisture in and weeds out.
  • Let the grass grow and set your mower on a higher setting to keep the moisture in.
In the kitchen
  • Fix a washer to that leaky tap and save up to 3 litres a day.
  • Wash one full load in your washing machine instead of 2 half loads, and save 10 litres of precious water.
  • A running tap uses 15 litres every minute - try washing your fruit and vegetables in a bowl of fresh water.
  • Fill up your dishwasher before putting it on. Dishwashers use around 15 litres of water with every wash.

Take our quiz to see what kind of water user you are, and if you know the top tips to save water at home. Just by making a few small changes and being wiser with the water you use you could save money off your water and energy bill. You'll also be doing your bit for the environment.

Top tips to save drops

This interactive guide will help you save water and energy around your home.

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