Saving water in the home
There are lots of easy ways to save water in the home. Our handy tips will have you saving water, and money, in no time.
Get smart with a water meter
Water meters are typically free to install for household customers and can:
- Help you save money
- Help keep track of your water consumption
- Spot leaks on your pipework
Click here to apply for a water meter online, you'll need to register or log in to My Account
Once your meter has been installed you'll be able to view your bills online, make payments and submit meter readings all at the click of a button.
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Reduce hot water wastage
The average family emits the equivalent of two transatlantic flights in carbon through their water consumption each year. Cutting down on hot water wastage will help reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your energy bills.
Saving water in the kitchen
Read our Help & Advice on how to save more water - and energy - in the kitchen
Saving water in the bathroom
Read our Help & Advice on how to save water in the bathroom, from choosing a shower to how to spot a leaky loo
Install water efficient products
If you need a new washing machine, dishwasher or bathroom suite consider buying one that will cut down on your water consumption. Visit our online shop to browse a full range of water efficient products.
Other great ways to save water around the home
Prevent burst water pipes
Make sure all of your pipework and water tanks are adequately lagged. In the freezing weather the number of burst pipes can increase significantly.
Look out for leaks
Running water from overflow pipes, leaking toilets or dripping taps may indicate leaking pipes or faulty plumbing. If you have a water meter a high reading may indicate a leak.
Go green with grey water
Grey water is wastewater from showers, baths, and wash basins. If treated correctly it can be used for flushing the toilet, watering gardens and washing cars, helping to cut down water consumption by more than a third.
The use of grey water technologies in our homes is still in its infancy. This is because the cost of fitting such systems is high and there are concerns the quality of the water may pose a health risk. While grey water from baths, showers and basins is usually clean enough for flushing toilets, bacteria can soon build up when nutrient rich waste water is left untreated for a period of time. To prevent bacteria levels from building up it is advisable to only have a small storage tank, which in turn can cause problems for providing a reliable supply during periods of low rainfall.
Grey water recycling systems can now be purchased from many outlets such as DIY stores.