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How to use less water – Bathroom water savers

Reduce your flush

Toilet flushFit a flush-reducing device to save water in the loo!

Fit a water-saving ‘Hippo’ or ‘save-a-flush’ device in your cistern to cut the amount of water you use each time you flush. Your water company may supply one free.

See Water-saving gadgets for our verdict on some of these devices.

  • Saving Five litres (1p*) a day

Turn off the taps

Don’t leave the tap running when you brush your teeth. We could save enough water to supply 500,000 homes if the adult population of England and Wales remembered to turn the tap off each time.

  • Saving Nine litres (1-2p) a day

Get a new toilet

Got an old loo that’s due to be replaced? Do it now. New toilets generally use less water and are more likely to have a dual flush.

Toilets bought before 1993 will probably have a cistern that uses 9.5 litres of water per flush while those installed since 1993 typically use 7.5 litres of water per flush. Even more efficient toilets that use just four or two litres are also now available.

  • Saving 10 litres (2p) a day
Shower headShowers generally use less water than baths.

Take a shower

Why not take a shower instead of a bath? A bath uses around 80 litres of water – by comparison a shower uses only around 35 litres. Be careful if you have a power shower though – some of these can actually use more water than a bath if they are turned up to maximum power.

  • Saving 45 litres a shower (8-9p)

Save while you shower

When you’re in the shower, try to remember to turn it off while you’re lathering soap or shampoo. It sounds fiddly, but you can get used to it quickly.

  • Saving 10 litres (2p) a shower
* ‘Money saved’ figures refer to water meter customers on an average tariff charging 0.19p per litre.
Article:- Which? Consumer Magazine
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