The Waters Worth Saving website has lots of tips on how to save water around the home. As Britain is braced for another heat wave with highs of 35c and prolonged dryness visit the Waters Worth Saving website for more information.

Tips around the home:

Having shorter showers : Having a shorter shower is an easy way to reduce your water use, heating bill, and carbon footprint. On average you’ll save 12 litres of water a minute!

Only run the dishwasher when its full : Did you know that the average dishwasher uses 10 litres of water each time? You can reduce your water use, energy bill and carbon footprint by only running the dishwasher when it’s full.

Turning off the tap when you brush your teeth : Remember to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth as a running tap wastes approximately six litres a minute which is 24 litres a day!

Use water twice in the kitchen : Try to reuse water whenever you can, for example using a bowl or jug to collect the water when rinsing vegetables. Keep a jug of water in the fridge to avoid running the tap until it is cold enough to drink.

Use the dual flush correctly : Dual-flush toilets have two buttons that allow different quantities of water to flow. The lower flush typically saves two litres per flush.

Don’t wash your hair everyday : Don’t wash your hair every day to save water – or use dry shampoo. Washing your hair too often can damage it by removing it’s natural oils.

Wait for a full load before running your washing machine : Washing machines use roughly 60 litres per cycle, so only wash clothes when you have a full load and use the Eco button.

Cut down on utensils and cups : Use the same glass, mug, or cup to drink out of all day to reduce the water you use washing up. (But don’t cut down on the amount of water you drink). The less pots/pans and utensils you use when cooking, the less water you need to wash up.

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