In most homes, the room that uses the most water is usually the bathroom. We shower, bath, wash, flush and brush in there, all of which uses plenty of H20.
But as we’re all becoming a little more conscious of how much we’re using it’s time we put things in place to ensure that we reduce our water consumption.
To help you go green in the bathroom we’ve put together some easy to follow tips that’ll help you cut water usage.
Turn the tap off when brushing – It’s recommended that we brush our teeth for at least 5 minutes each day. But if we leave the tap on whilst brushing, it means we’re wasting around 18,000 litres each year. So, the next time you’re cleaning your teeth make sure that you turn the tap off!
Fix leaky taps – Not only is a leaking tap an annoyance, but it’s a waste too. Your tap is probably leaking because of a poor washer and it doesn’t take a lot to fix.
Take a bucket in the shower – This sounds a little extreme, but it will help save you a lot of water. When you’re waiting for the water to heat up, put the bucket in and catch all the cold water. This can then be used to water plants or clean your windows!
Spend less time in the shower – You need to be clean. You can’t turn up to work smelling nasty, but do you need to spend as long as you do in there? It’s easy to get distracted thinking about all the things you’re going to do that day. So keep on task, jump in, wash and then jump straight back out!
Purchase a low-flow toilet – Older toilets use 5 gallons every flush and the average person flushes around 5 times a day. A low-flush system will really help you cut down. Alternatively you can fill a bottle with water and put that in your cistern!
Put the plug in! – When you’re washing your hands, how often do you put the plug in? I’d bet very rarely. Well basins lose a lot of water if you just let it drain away. Keep it in the bowl while you wash!
So there you go! 6 top tips to help you cut down on water usage in your bathroom!