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

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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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Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

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Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their colour.

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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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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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Only wash dirty clothes, towels, and bedding. Try to get as much use out of them before putting in the wash.

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Opt for a front loader instead of a top loader and check the WELS rating next time you’re shopping for a washing machine.

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Instead of washing in a machine, put your jeans in the freezer overnight to clean them.

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Only wash your jeans every four or five wears, because anything else will fade the dye.

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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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When purchasing new appliances for your home, always consider water use. Choose appliances with a good WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards) rating.

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You'll save water and energy by waiting until your washing machine is full before turning it on.

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