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:

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

Help with leaks

More ways to save water