10 Water Saving Tips from Your Local Plumber

Posted on: May 10, 2016 by in Plumbing tips
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water saving tipsWe thought that it might be helpful to take a look at some water saving tips.

The more you can save water, the better it is for the environment but also for your hip pocket. Some of these are fairly simple, but it is amazing how often we forget…for example having a shorter shower.

Here are some great tips that we think you will love:

  1. Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth, this can save 6 litres of water per minute. And when lathering hands
  2. Take a shorter shower. Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
    It might help to have a little timer, that beeps when you time is up, just to give you a reminder.
  3. Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher, this cuts out unnecessary washes in between.
  4. Fix a dripping tap. A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water a year.
  5. Install a water butt to your drainpipe and use the water collected to water your plants, clean your car and wash your windows.
    Another option would be to set up a tank where all the water form your drains goes to and then use that for watering your garden.
  6. Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour. Mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water.
  7. Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge. This will mean you do not have to leave the cold tap running for the water to run cold before you fill your glass. Very simple, but especially in Summer a good idea
  8. Invest in water-efficient goods when you need to replace household products. You can now buy water-efficient shower heads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and many other water-saving products.
  9. Inspect your landscape irrigation for leaks on a regular basis
  10. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save.

So there are a few water saving tips to help you along your way.

If you have any tips you would like to share feel free to send them in to us.

If you need help with making any adjustments in your home to help you save water, know that you can give us a call.

Some of this article was sourced from Eden project

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