Save money and water

A lot can be said about the amount of water one uses when taking a shower. Studies out there say an 8-minute shower can use 62 litres of water, with some power showers using 136 litres for that same 8-minute shower and a typical bath using 80 litres of water. The age-old debate of bath vs shower rages on. But with both water and money seeming to not go as far as it used to, we have come up with a few tips to help you save money and water this summer.

• Installing a water efficient showerhead
Many are available for less than £30 – and the savings on your water and energy bill mean you’ll get that money back in less than a year

• Take a shorter shower
Take a shorter shower – by cutting two minutes off the time you spend under the water you can save about £40 off your combined energy and water bills annually if you’re on a water meter. (And imagine what you could do with the extra 12 hours of time this would save you every year!)

• Turn your water off when brushing
Remember to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth – a running tap wastes over 6 litres per minute.

• Vegetables and fruit
By washing your fruits and veg in a bowl rather than under a running tap, you could cut down on water waste effortlessly. And as an added bonus, you can use the leftover water to feed your houseplants.

These are just a few tips, if you are looking for more ways to save water and money this summer be sure to check out the Waterwise website.

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