Updated: 09/08/2022 12:03:53
There are a number of ways of reusing your water around the home. Various types of wastewater are perfect for watering indoor outdoor plants as well as lawns and driveways. This is a great way to keep your garden watered during dry weather and hosepipe bans.
Replace your bath with a shower for an easy way to save water. However, you'll need to keep your showers to less than 10 minutes long to benefit from water savings. Ideally, showers of less than 4 minutes are great when you're on a water meter. Get in touch with your provider, they can often provide free shower timers to help with this.
A running tap can waste as much as 6 litres of water a minute, so make sure you turn the tap off when brushing your teeth. If you're washing vegetables before cooking, fill up a bowl of water beforehand instead of running your veg under the tap.
A lot of water can be wasted on a hot day just by running the tap until the water runs cold. Run the tap directly into a jug and keep this in the fridge for quick cold water without the waste!
The main advice for kettles is to try and only fill up with as much as you'll need to make yourself a cup of tea. This saves water and energy! Most kettles have indicators to let you know how much you'll need for each cup. If you do fill up too much, why not pour the excess into a thermos flask to keep for later?
Using a dishwasher over hand washing is not only going to save you on arguments after dinner, but it saves water. Switching to a dishwasher can save over 6000L a year. Skip the pre rinse to save another 1000L. To save water and energy, make sure you fill your dishwasher before turning it on.
You can buy a number of cheap adaptors for your taps that aerate the supply, meaning you can enjoy the same levels of water pressure whilst using significantly less water.#advice