How to save water in your home this Water Saving Week
The choices we make everyday can have a drastic impact on our planet, and
with the world becoming ever more concerned about helping the environment, there’s a focus now more than ever to try and implement a sustainable lifestyle.
This week is Water Saving Week 2022 so now seemed like a good time share some top tips on how you can save water or use it more economically in your homes. With the average person using c.150 litres per day, a couple of small collective changes will be sure to make a difference within your household.
So without further ado, here our top ten water saving tips!
1 - One of the most obvious, but one that we may all need reminding of from time to time…. turn off the tap when you brush your teeth! Did you know running tap uses c. 9 litres of water a minute?
2 – Keep your shower short. Four minutes should do the trick, and to make sure you stay on track, check out the Waterwise spotify playlist so you can shower, sing and save all in one go!
3 – Consider making the switch to a watering can in the garden, rather than a hose. A hose can use up to a staggering 1,000 litres in an hour.
4 – When you’re running the tap to allow the hot water to come through, collect it in a jug – great for watering indoor plants, garden plants, or drinking water for the furry friends in the house. Avoid doing the same for cold drinking water too, simply fill a jug, or a bottle, from the tap and keep in the fridge.
5 – Collect water from cooking vegetables. Once it’s cooled this can also be used for watering.
6 – When making a cup of tea or coffee, only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need. You’ll not only save water, but could also cut down on energy costs.
7 – Check all taps, toilets, and showers for drips. If you detect any at all, call in a plumber and ask them to rectify. A dripping tap can waste as much as one litre of water an hour.
8 – Wash wisely. Wait until you have full loads for your washing machine and dishwasher… if you need something washing urgently; do it by hand by running a small amount of water in a sink.
9 – If you’re an avid gardener, why not consider fitting a water butt to collect rainwater from your roof. It’ll save using treated water, and it’s better for your plants – a win-win solution!
10 – Choose new appliances wisely. Many modern washers run on less that 9 litres per cycle and dishwashers, between 10 and 15 litres. Similarly, if you’re in the market for new showers, toilets, and taps, always try and choose the ones that use the least amount of water.
Saving water in our homes isn’t tricky; it just may mean we have to adapt our habits slightly. And, if you live in a brand-new Miller home, you’ll be saving water already as all are fitted with eco-flush toilets, water saving taps and showers, and water-related appliances that are super-efficient.
Further information about Water Saving at home can be found by visiting https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/simple-ways-to-save-water-at-home/