Water Usage

Use water wisely.

Fix those dripping taps to save water and money.

Consider fitting a water meter.  

In the Bathroom

  • Spend less time in the shower and save energy and money. Spending 1 minute less in the shower can save up to £7 off your energy bill each year per person.
  • Remember to turn off the tap while cleaning your teeth. Water is a valuable resource!
  • If your toilet cistern was installed before 2001 it probably holds more than 6 litre of water, consider adding a brick or a Hippo water saving device to save water with each flush.
  • Fit a water efficient shower head (if your shower takes hot water straight from your boiler or hot water tank). This will reduce your hot water usage, and hence money and energy, whilst retaining a sensational shower.
  • Switch to eco cleaning products which biodegrade in the sewerage system and don’t damage aquatic life in rivers and the sea. Products you might like to consider: Method, Ecover, Bio-D, Ecozone, Ecodoo to name but a few.
  • Consider purchasing paper products for your bathroom that have a higher percentage of recycled paper.

In the Utility Room

  • In the Utility room ensure that the washing machine contains a full load and use the lowest temperature setting thus saving energy, money and resources.
  • Reduce your use of the tumble dryer. Dry clothes outside on a washing line even in winter clothes can dry effectively. Consider using an indoor airer to dry clothes inside during wet or inclement weather.
  • If you do need to use a dryer consider using wool dryer balls. These balls help clothes dry faster and it will reduce the dryer time, which is good for the environment and for your clothes.
  • Irons use a lot of electricity therefore only iron the clothes that really need it.
  • Old clothes and sheets can be used as cleaning cloths for cleaning jobs instead of buying new cloths.