Get smart on saving water to improve the efficiency of your home, gardening and help fight climate change. It's easy with our top tips.
Water's Worth Saving is a campaign from Water UK and Waterwise.
Why is water worth saving?
Though it may feel like the UK has a lot of water, how we use it can’t be taken for granted. In fact we're using nearly twice as much as we were 60 years ago. Saving water is about living more sustainably and adapting to climate change, which can save you time, money and protect our planet. Using our tips can help reduce your heating costs, cut down your carbon footprint, and better manage your garden.
Did you know that:
• About 20% of a typical heating bill for a gas heated home comes from the water for showers, baths and the hot water tap
• Using less water means less carbon emissions are caused by bringing the water to and from your home (this is because cleaning water before and after it's used causes carbon emissions, which contribute to the climate crisis)
• Gardeners are adapting to the UK's changing climate by better managing water in their gardens
• Water companies are using new technology to stop leaks and reduce carbon emissions
A recent survey shows that 8 in 10 UK adults say they try to save water in their day-to-day life. Use our easy top tips to start saving water today. And don’t forget to check out our resources page, where you can download your free poster and watch expert gardening videos.