- When washing your hands, face and hair turn the water off while you soap.
- Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.
- Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 600 litres a month.
- Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 265 litres of water.
- If your shower fills a 4 litre bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the shower-head with an aerated one, or one with eco-stop function that saves water..
Other tips from this room
Remember to check that your shower head does not drip or leak when turned off.
Buy an aerator for each of your household taps. The aerator spreads the stream of water coming out of your tap into tiny droplets. This will prevent splashing, save water and increase water pressure.
If your shower fills a 4 litre bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the shower head with an aerated one, or one with Pulsating Technology.
When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub fills.
Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.
Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 1136 litres a month.
When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.
A full bathtub requires up to 265 litres of water.
One drop every second adds up to 19 litres per day!
Check your faucets and shower heads for leaks.
Only wash full loads. Washing machines operate at maximum efficiency when the drum is full. If you tend not to fill the drum you should wash less frequently or consider buying a washing machine with a smaller drum.
Use cotton wash instead of synthetic wash. To avoid creasing, synthetic wash programmes use fifty per cent more water than cotton washes.
Do not use extra rinse. If your washing programme is set to use extra rinse, this will obviously use more water than necessary.
When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models.