Water saving tips

Water is a precious resource, so we shouldn’t waste it.
There are many simple things you can do around your home and garden every day to use water efficiently.
Which water saving tips do you practice at home? Search our indoor and outdoor categories.

indoors

Keep water in the fridge rather than waiting for the water to cool from the tap.

kitchen

indoors

Wash your vegetables and rinse dishes in a plugged sink or basin – not under a running tap.

kitchen

indoors

Wait for a full load of washing before reaching for the detergent.

laundry

indoors

Use the half flush when flushing the toilet.

bathroom

indoors

Make sure your dishwasher is full before using.

kitchen

indoors

Use a plug rather than running water to rinse your razor, brush your teeth or wash your face.

bathroom

indoors

Keep your showers to four minutes.

bathroom

indoors

Install a WELS rated water saving showerhead and save on water and energy costs.

bathroom

indoors

Scrape your dishes, rather than rinsing, before putting into the dishwasher.

kitchen

indoors

When washing your hands, turn off the tap while you lather them.

bathroom

kitchen

laundry

indoors

Make sure that you turn off all taps tightly any time you turn them off.

kitchen

bathroom

laundry

indoors

outdoors

indoors

If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.

kitchen

indoors

indoors

Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

kitchen

indoors

indoors

Cook your food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

kitchen

indoors

Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.

kitchen

indoors

indoors

When washing your hair in the shower, turn off the tap while you lather.

indoors

bathroom

indoors

For hanging baskets, planters and pots, put ice cubes on top of the soil to give your plants a cool drink of water without overflow.

outdoors

garden

indoors

Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.

indoors

bathroom

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