10 simple ways to save water at home

08 May 2019

If you’re inspired to live greener, why not try cutting your water usage at home

According to the experts at Waterwise, we use an average 150 litres of water per day domestically, but with these top tips to save water you could help cut that figure…

1. Avoid baths

Take a bath

The average bath uses 80 litres of water, so why not switch to showers? Showers use a third of the water, so you’ll be making a significant reduction. If you can’t part with your baths, you can still save water by reusing your bathwater to water the garden.

2. Take shorter showers

Woman taking a shower to save water at home

Even if you do make the switch to showers, there’s still more you can do to cut your water usage. Try limiting your showers to less than five minutes with a bathroom time. Or, if you like to listen to music in the shower, you could even try a one-song limit.

3. Shave and brush efficiently

Man shaving in the mirror

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A running tap uses around 6 litres a minute, so cut that wastage by turning off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth. The same goes for shaving, too, which can see your water wastage quickly add up.

4. Fix leaks and drips

A fancy toilet

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Leaking toilets are one of the main domestic sources of water waste, with water trickling down from the cistern into the bowl. You might be able to fix the issue yourself, or call a plumber and get a complete water-efficiency once-over for all your plumbing.

5. Get a CDD