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  • Save water in the home

    If you want to save water in the home try our top three tips - these actions will really make the difference to you, your wallet and the environment.

    These simple tips could cut your annual metered water and sewerage bill by up to 18% and help you to save up to 29 litres of water per person per day.

    Tip 1 - turn off the tap

    You can save up to 18 litres a day by turning off the tap when brushing your teeth, washing or shaving.

    A running tap can use nine litres of water per minute. 

    Turn off the tap when brushing

    Tip 2: take shorter showers

    If you shower for four minutes, you can save up to 10 litres a day

    On average a shower uses 10 litres of water a minute - showering adds up to 25% of your daily water use.

    Take shorter showers

    Tip 3: flush less often

    If you only flush the toilet when you need to, you can save up to seven litres a day. 

    On average, each flush uses seven litres of water - 22% of the water you use in your home is when you flush. 

    Only flush if you need to

    Free water saving pack!

    To help you save water in the home, you can order these water saving products:

    • a four minute shower timer to remind you when it is time to get out of the shower
    • a Save-a-Flush device to save 1.2 litres every time you flush (only suitable for toilets installed pre-2001)
    • a ShowerSave regulator to help you save up to 8 litres a minute.

    Order your FREE water saving pack

    Want to save even more water?

    Fix any leaky taps

    A leaky tap can waste 60 litres of water per hour.

    Save water by checking and fixing any leaks you might find around the house or garden.

    Fix leaky taps

    Fill your washing machine

    Make sure you always wash full loads.

    Consider doing one wash less a week to save up to seven litres a day.

    Fill your washing machine

    Use a bowl when you clean

    Fill a bowl instead of leaving the tap running when you clean or wash up to save up to nine litres a minute.

    Use a bowl when you clean
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