There are so many ways you can help preserve the Earth's most precious resource.
All regulated water companies offer their customers a free Water Saving Pack for
your home which aims to save you between 20-
Check your home for leaks, hidden water leaks can waste water without you 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 the tap when 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 rather than a bath could save you up to 400 litres a week. If you do have baths just half fill them.
Fix a 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 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 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 a large bottle of cold water in the fridge so that you do not need to run water down the sink to have a cold drink.
Fit a 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.
When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap, then collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, and reuse it to water houseplants.
Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money.
Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.
Put food colouring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 2,500 litres a month.
Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don't have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You'll save up to 270 litres every time.
Washing dark clothes in cold water saves both on water and energy while it helps your clothes to keep their colours.
Saving Energy from Water Usage
Wind turbines produce electricity utilising the power of the wind. Small systems
known as 'microwind' or 'small-
Check out grants, offers and discounts to help you pay for energy-
In England and Wales, every household can extract 20,000 litres per day from a borehole without license or permission. A Bore Hole will give you cool pure water for ever and it will be free.
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