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How to save water at home: Ways to save

Saving water at home doesn’t require any expensive gadgets or you making modifications to your home, it can be as simple as following these hints and tips that anyone can use.

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Saving water is only really helpful to your bank account if your house runs on a water meter – where you pay for all the water you use.

If your water supply is unmetered, your costs won’t be affected by consuming less water, but it’s always a good idea to save water for the benefit of Mother Nature.

In the bathroom

Taps

Don’t leave the water running when brushing your teeth; just turn it on and off when you need to rinse your brush.

And if you have a dripping tap, it’s best to get it fixed as quickly as possible, as a dripping tap could waste 15 litres of water per day, which equates to 5,500 litres per year – around £10.

Toilets

If you have a dual-flush toilet, it gives you the choice of using a little or a large amount of water each time you press flush.

If you don’t have a dual-flush toilet, you can try a toilet ‘hippo’. It displaces some of the water in your cistern so you use less with every flush.

Showers and baths

This one is really simple – have quicker showers and take shallower baths. You could save huge amounts of water over just a short space of time.

In the kitchen

Washing up

If you have a dishwasher, make sure it has a full load before you put it on. It’ll use the same amount of water to wash half a load as it does with a full one, so it’s best to make the most of it.

Even if you’re washing up by hand, try to be as economical as possible. Don’t fill the bowl too high and keep your plates, cutlery and other items as clean and debris-free as possible so you need to change the water less. You’ll also be asking less of your boiler, which means you can save on energy costs too.

Washing clothes

Like the dishwasher, the washing machine is best used when you’ve got a full load of clothes to put in; doing half a load will still use the same amount of water, and cost you the same amount.

Making tea or coffee

When you’re making a tea or coffee for yourself or for others, only fill the kettle with the amount of water required. You may save on water and electricity costs simultaneously.

In the garden

Watering the plants

In spring and summer, put down the hosepipe and pick up the watering can – it can use less water than hosepipes do. And if you have a water butt to catch rain, you’ll be wise to the fact you can fill up your watering can with this water instead of heading to the tap.

Planting your plants

Yes, you really can save water with the material you use to plant your shrubs and flowers. On top of the soil, lay some mulch (straw, bark, or compost) down it will help to reduce the amount of water that evaporates, allowing your plants to soak up more goodness.

As you can see, you can save water all around the house. And with minimal cost; you can simply save money by being a little savvier when it comes to your water usage.

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