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.

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Use the half flush when flushing the toilet.

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

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Keep your showers to four minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

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Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.

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did you know?

A 10 minute shower uses up about 200 litres of water.

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Insulate your hot water pipes. This will save time waiting for water to heat up.

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Bathroom water is perfect for reusing in the garden, so save everything you can.

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Whenever possible opt for a shower rather than a bath to save water.

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If you want to have a shower or bath just to wash your hair, do it in the sink instead.

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Connect your shower and bath to a rainwater tank to use the water in the garden.

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Check for leaking taps and toilets around your home.

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Install water-saving aerators on all of your taps.

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