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Water Saving Tips
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is there are so many simple ways to save water which do not require a major lifestyle change. To make things even easier Waterwise has teamed up with the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater), Defra’s Love Your River campaign and several water companies to compile a huge list of great water saving tips for each day of the year.
To find out more click on the link below.
For more water saving tips from CCWater check out the list below.
The Consumer Council for Waters top water saving tips:
- Replace worn washers on leaky taps. A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and over a year could unnecessarily add over £18 to your annual water bill. Shorten your shower. For every minute less you spend under your daily shower you could save between £5 and £10 off your energy bills over the year. You could go one step further and install a water saving shower head, which can cut the amount of water used by about 30 per cent.
- When putting the kettle on to boil, only fill it with as much water as necessary. Two-thirds of us waste energy by boiling more water than we need.
- Make sure that the dishwasher or washing machine is completely full before turning it on, and avoid using the half load setting. Half-load cycles use much more than half the energy and water of a full load.
- Washing machines use huge amounts of energy, 90 per cent of which is through heating water. By reducing the temperature from 40 to 30 degrees, energy consumption will be reduced by 40 per cent.
- The hot water cylinder thermostat should be set at 60°C or 140°F. Any higher is a waste of energy and could lead to scalding.
- Insulate the hot water cistern to avoid wasting energy to keep it hot. Fitting a jacket that is at least 75mm thick could save around £40 each year.