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What is water-saving week?

The goal of Water Saving Week 2022 set by Waterwise is to raise awareness and to educate customers on how to conserve water better. It is also a great way to reduce your water bill and save money. We truly understand the significance of sustainable living which is important to us therefore we are joining in and sharing our thoughts!

Did you know there are many ways to save water at home? We’ve put together some useful tips below to show you how.

How do I save water?

? Save 45 litres a day by taking a shower instead of a bath so do this if possible.  It’s true a five-minute shower uses about 40 litres of water which is half the volume of a standard bath. 

? Turn off the tap whilst you brush your teeth.  Did you know a tap uses up to 9 litres of water a minute!?

? If you spot any dripping taps around the house or any other leaks get them fixed!

? When washing fruits, veggies, or dishes in the sink, use a bowl. The wastewater can then be used to water your plants inside or somewhere in your garden.

? Fill up a jug of water and put it in the fridge for when you want a cold drink to avoid running the tap.

? Before you use your washing machine/dishwasher ensure you have a full load. Most new washing machines use less than 7 litres of water per kilogram of clothing and dishwashers use as little as 10-15 litres per cycle. 

? We love to look after our plants and care about the environment but using a watering can instead of a sprinkler/hosepipe in the garden can save 500 to 1,000 litres of water per hour.

? Place a water-saving device in your toilet tank. Depending on the size of your tank flushing the toilet could save you between 1 and 3 litres.  

? There is the option to fit a water butt to collect rainwater off your roof. Water butts usually store about 200 litres of water.  This can help maintain the garden when it comes to watering and treating plants.

How will you save water?

All these tips can have a big impact on the amount of water you use. ?

Want to know more about how you can use less water. Check out Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) or Waterwise. Be a super water saver with Green Energy Switch today!

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