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

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

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Make sure your dishwasher is full before using.

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

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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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outdoors

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

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indoors

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

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indoors

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

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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.

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indoors

If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

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Use one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.

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Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may use more cooking water than necessary.

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Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house 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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garden

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When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out. Pour them on a plant.

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

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Opt for the eco setting on your dishwasher or washing machine whenever possible.

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