Save water at home
Find out easy ways to save water around the house
Use water twice in the kitchen
Try to reuse water whenever you can, for example using a bowl or jug to collect the water when rinsing vegetables. Keep a jug of water in the fridge to avoid running the tap until it is cold enough to drink.
Taking shorter showers
Baths and showers can use a huge amount of water – today, approximately 34% of our daily water use is our bath or shower. Switching from a bath to a shower will help, but the average showerhead still uses 12 litres of water a minute, so reduce your daily shower time to save water, and you’ll also save the energy used to heat it.
Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth
Remember to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth as a running tap wastes approximately six litres a minute which is 24 litres a day!
Don't run your dishwasher unless it is full
Don’t use your dishwasher until it is full and save water and energy. There is no need to rinse first. Dishwashers are very efficient at cleaning and generally use less water than washing the dishes by hand.
Use your dual-flush
Dual-flush toilets have two buttons that allow different quantities of water to flow. The lower flush typically saves two litres per flush.
Don’t wash your hair everyday
Don’t wash your hair every day to save water – or use dry shampoo. Washing your hair too often can damage it by removing it's natural oils.
Wait for a full load before running your washing machine
Washing machines use roughly 60 litres per cycle, so only wash clothes when you have a full load and use the Eco button.
Cut down on utensils and cups
Use the same glass, mug, or cup to drink out of all day to reduce the water you use washing up. (But don’t cut down on the amount of water you drink). The less pots/pans and utensils you use when cooking, the less water you need to wash up.