save waterSaving water in the home need not be a challenge. There are many ways in which to reduce your water consumption and in doing so, you will be able to help the environment and lessen the strain on your bank balance. You do not need to be unhygienic when saving water - you simply need to keep in mind the amount of water you are using to ensure that you do not waste it.
Saving Water in the Bathroom
Turn off the tap while you clean your teeth. You could save as much as six litres of water a minute.
Check your taps for drips. For every day your tap keeps dripping, you will be wasting around 15 litres of water. Old washers are a common cause of dripping taps. Replacing these washers could save you a considerable amount of money.
Saving Water in the Toilet
Ask your water company to supply you with a Save-A-Flush device that will reduce the capacity of your cistern and therefore help you to use less water each time you flush the toilet.
When changing your toilet, consider buying a low flush model.
Saving Water in the Shower
While conventional showers use around half the water of a bath, modern power showers can actually use much more water than a bath. Cut down on the amount of water you are using by fitting an aerating showerhead or by using a shower timer.
Saving Water in the Kitchen
Only use your dishwasher once it is full.
Refrain from filling saucepans and kettles to the brim.
Wash fruit and vegetables in a bowl as opposed to under a running tap. Collect up the water left over and use it to water your pot plants.
Saving Water Outside Of the Home
Lag any external water pipes to prevent them from bursting when the weather turns colder.
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