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Save water and save money with these water saving tips

It’s in everyone’s interest to save water.

The treatment and pumping of household water requires a huge amount of energy. So, reducing your water consumption is a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint. And that’s not to mention the savings on your household bills. If you’re on a water meter, saving water will save you money every day.

What does average water consumption look like?

It’s estimated that each person uses around 142 litres of water every day, with the average household totalling around 349 litres (Source: Energy Saving Trust). This equates to around 284 of these bottles per day.

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Where is most water used?

The shower and toilet are the two biggest consumers of water in the average home. And because of this, the bathroom is one of the easiest places to reduce your water consumption.

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Water saving tips for your bathroom

Reducing your overall water consumption starts with common sense and avoiding wasteful water use. Teaching other members of your household to be conscious of how much water they use is also really important. Plus, of course, if everybody’s saving water, you’re more likely to notice a difference on your bill.

The basics of saving water in the bathroom:

  1. Don’t run taps when they’re not being used.
  2. Limit shower time to around 4 minutes.
  3. Only flush the toilet when necessary.
  4. Reduce the number of baths that are taken.
  5. Don’t blast water from the taps, turn them on gently.

If you want to do more, there are some other tactics that can be implemented. Yorkshire Water offers a free water saving kit that contains some useful tools, such as shower and tap regulators.

You can try the following ideas too:

Toilet
✔ Modern dual flush toilets use less water than older models.
✔ Inserting a Save-A-Flush in your toilet cistern will save water each time the flush is used.
Shower
✔ Low-flow shower heads reduce the amount of water used per second.
✔ Having a timer in the shower encourages people to watch how long they’re spending in there (sticking to a 4 minute maximum for daily showering is advised).
Bath
✔ Taking infrequent, shallower baths is an easy way to save water.
✔ Baths with a smaller surface area will fill up more quickly and use less water.
Sink
✔ Tap attachments can slow the flow and conserve water every time you use the tap.
✔ Avoid running water without stopping while brushing your teeth or washing your face. Instead, turn the tap on and off as required or fill a small bowl with water.

Some of these changes are easier to make than others, and some may need to wait until your next bathroom remodel. But, whatever’s achievable for you right now is a great place to start. And spending some time improving the efficiency of your bathroom is hugely beneficial. It allows you to make long term savings and change the way your whole household thinks about water consumption.

Are you planning a bathroom remodel? Would you like some advice? Get in touch with us on 0800 980 6018 or by emailing bathrooms@basi.co.uk.

 

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