We’ve all been hearing about the drought in the UK in the news recently, so saving water is a topic that is sure to be on everyone’s minds. Saving water also saves you money in the long-run, and anything that saves you money in these times of cutting back is worth a look. Here are some top tips about how to save water in your bathroom.
- Don’t have longer showers than necessary. While it’s great to sometimes spend a lot of time in the shower, savouring the warm water, a shower can use an awful lot of water and electricity over time. So if you want to save yourself some money –and obviously water – then you’d be best to only limit your showering time to the time it takes to get yourself washed. You could even turn the shower off while you’re lathering soap around your body, saving the water you wouldn’t actually be using anyway. It may also be worth installing a lo-flow shower head.
- Have a shower instead of a bath. A quick shower won’t use as much water as filling a bath would, but it’s worth noting that a longer shower may actually use more water than filling a bath. If you really want to have a bath then make sure you don’t fill it up more than necessary. For more on why it could be an option to replace your bath with a shower see our ‘Why should I Replace my Bath with a Shower?’ article over on HubPages.
- Don’t leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth. This is actually a pet peeve of mine and I’ve never understood why people do it. There’s no need to have the tap running during the couple of minutes it takes to brush your teeth, so turn it off!
- Reduce the water your toilet uses when flushed with a water saving device in the cistern. You could also try a product such as the Caroma Profile Eco Toilet, a unique integrated hand basin and toilet where the cistern is filled with water whenever you use the hand basin. That way all the water you use when you’re washing your hands will be re-used to flush the toilet. This has been proven to provide over 70% of water savings compared to a normal toilet.
- Scrap your old toilet and get a new one. Even if you don’t like the look of the Caroma Profile Eco Toilet I mentioned above there are plenty of reasons to get a modern toilet. A dual flush cistern can use just 2 or 4 litres of water.
Read more tips at our ‘Top Tips On How To Save Water In The Bathroom‘ Hub at HubPages.