Don’t waste a drop – six tips to save water

Fix your leaking taps and water your plants in the evening. Just two ways we can all help save water this week. Water Saving Week is underway and we’re all […]

Register now!

By Sumit Bose

Fix your leaking taps and water your plants in the evening. Just two ways we can all help save water this week.

Water Saving Week is underway and we’re all being urged to save the most precious of all natural resources. And the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) is supporting Waterwise’s week of water-saving activities, with six easy steps to help us all become more water efficient.

They are:

  1. Switch to a water meter – Homes with meters use less water and are more conscious of how much is wasted. If you have more bedrooms than people in your property you could be saving up to £100 a year.
  2. Replace your worn washers – leaking taps waste more than 5000 litres each year per household.
  3. Install a smart shower head – water saving heads cut down how much water you use in the shower by a third!
  4. Get a dual flush toilet – we use a quarter of all water getting rid of No.1s and No.2s!
  5. Stack your washing machine/ dishwasher – fully loaded machines actually use less water.
  6. Finally water your plants at the start or end of the day when its cooler and evaporation is lower.

Despite all our rain, the UK’s water supply is under pressure and we actually have less water available per capita than other European nations.

Dame Yve Buckland, Chair for the Consumer Council for Water said: “Most of us take clean tap water for granted but in parts of the UK, particularly the south east of England, water resources are under enormous pressure.

“If we want to ensure water keeps flowing from our taps and in our rivers we all need to think more carefully about how we use water. Water Saving Week is a great opportunity to soak up lots of simple ideas to save water.

Water Saving Week runs from March 22 – 28 and you can get more advice here.