Saving water in the home
Saving water in the home
We use the most water at home – in the bathroom and kitchen – which means this is where we can do the most to save water. Have a look at our top tips – it’s easy to see how the volume soon mounts up!
- Turning the tap off when brushing your teeth or shaving saves up to six litres every minute
- If you have a dual flush toilet, use the small flush when possible and check if the cistern is leaking down the back of the pan between flushes – this wastes on average 400 litres a day
- Take a four-minute shower rather than filling up the bath which uses around 100 litres of water
- Make sure washing machines and dishwashers run on a full load as half load settings use more than half the amount of water and energy. You also don’t need to rinse dishes before they go in the dishwasher – simply scrape food into the bin which keeps sewers clear too
- Fix dripping taps – usually a new washer is all you’ll need
- Use the plug or a bowl to wash dishes or vegetables so you don’t need to leave the tap running
Free virtual water saving checks
By completing the GetWaterFit calculator's questions you can book a free virtual water efficiency consultation with one of our expert technicians.
You can choose a time to suit you and upon booking you will receive an invitation link to a 20 minute consultation using Zoom. During the session, our technicians will be able to advise you on water saving devices, as well as identifying any leaks in your home - all without needing to enter your property.
For further information about this virtual service, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the GetWaterFit platform there are also a whole range of free devices available to help you save water and money. From eco shower heads to shower timers and tap aerators, little changes can add up to make a big difference.
Finding and fixing leaks
About a third of all water lost through leaks escapes from customers’ pipework but we can help with finding and fixing leaks.
Did you know:
- A leaky tap can waste around 4 litres of water per day, which is a huge 1,424 litres of water per year!
- Between 5% and 8% of toilets are leaking and each one can waste between 215 and 400 litres of clean drinking water on average every day
- Fixing leaky loos could contribute around 10% of the additional water capacity needed to cope with an extreme drought in England by 2050