Four easy ways to save water at home

Whether our home has a water meter or not, we all have our part to play in managing how much water we use. By taking a closer look at how much we use, we can find ways to save money on our bills, as well as minimise the amount of energy it takes to treat, pump and heat hot water in our homes.

It's easy to save water at home. Here are four easy ways to get started!

Turn off the taps

Don't let your water consumption run out of control! Save six litres of water a minute by turning off your tap while you brush your teeth.

Take shorter showers

Every minute you spend in a power shower uses up to 17 litres of water. Set a timer on your phone to stop your showers taking too long. Switching to a water-efficient shower head will help you use less water without even realising!

Wait for a full machine

Waiting until you have a full load for the washing machine means you'll use less water and energy than if you did two smaller loads. This means lower bills as well, of course!

Get smart with gardening

Water outdoor plants in the early morning or at the end of the day to stop water immediately evaporating in sunlight and heat. You could also water the soil directly, so it goes straight to the roots, where it’s needed most.

How to get started

If you're interested to find out more about saving water at home, a great place to start is on the Anglian Water website. Check out their Water Saving Quiz, where you can learn mind-boggling facts about exactly how much water we all use without even knowing!

Plus, the Energy and Sustainability team here at Samphire are always here to help. If you have questions about the water or energy system in your home, get in touch with them directly.

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