5 ways to use less water in 2018
With much of the UK experiencing long spells of dry, hot weather, minimising the amount of water you use on a daily basis is more important than ever. Making just a few changes to your daily routine, and investing in modern kitchen and bathroom appliances, will make a big difference to the amount of water you use and help you do your bit for the environment.
1. Shorten your showers
If you really want to save water, you need to swap baths for showers and keep these showers as short as possible. Not only that, but showers can use up to 20 litres of water every 60 seconds – so shaving just a few minutes off your daily wash could make a big difference. As @Waterwise says:
“Saving water saves money. Installing simple devices such as water-efficient taps and showers will save both water and energy by minimising the use of heated water.”
2. Turn the tap off
If you leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth or doing the washing up, you’re wasting a huge amount of water unnecessarily. Training yourself to turn the tap off whenever it’s not in use will not only help you to save water in 2018, but for the rest of your life.
3. Invest in your loo
Modern toilets use far less water with every flush than older-style loos. If your toilet hasn’t been replaced since The Spice Girls were top of the charts, you’ll find that upgrading your loo helps to save you a huge amount of H2O.
If changing your toilet isn’t an option, you can buy products that reduce the amount of water used in every flush. These sit inside the toilet cistern and help you to save litres of water every day.
4. Talk to your family
Getting your kids, partner, or housemates on board with your drive to save water will make a big difference to your chances of success. Make sure the other people living in your house know how important it is for you to use less water this year. Talk to children about the importance of conserving water and show them how they can save H2O by making a few simple changes to their routines. You could even give your kids prizes for sticking to your new low-water consumption rules.
5. Fix leaks
Although it might not look like your leaking tap is using a lot of water, over the course of the day, this slow drip could really start to add up. Take the time to go around all the taps, pipes, fixtures and fittings in your property checking for leaks. If you find any, try to get them fixed as soon as possible.
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