Tips for Saving Water

There are many ways that you can reduce your water usage around the home. We have compiled some tips to help you save water.


• Refill your paddling pool or hub tub less often.

• Don’t wash your whole car, just wash your windscreen.

• If you own a dog, wash them outside instead of in the bath. Excess water can be soaked up through the grass or used to water your plants.

• Use a brush instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways.


• Protect your plants from the sun and they will need less water. You can put a sunshade up over them, or throw a light fabric over them, you can move containers into a shadier spot.

• Stop watering your lawn.

• Use a watering can instead of a hose.

• Make an Olla to store water in the soil for the plants to absorb.

• Reuse your bath water for watering.

• Don’t cut your grass too short as shorter grass dries out quicker and will need watering more often.

• Double pot your plants, this will stop water dripping out of the plant pots with a second pot or tray that will catch it.

• Reuse the water from cooking pasta/vegetables to water your plants.

• Water your plants early in the morning or late in the evening when the weather is cooler this will minimise the amount of water that is evaporated.

• Use a nozzle on your garden hose to act as a flow-restrictor and this will significantly reduce the amount of water needed.

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Around the House

• Use a bowl in the sink when washing fruit, vegetables or dishes.

• Cook food in as little water as possible.

• Run dishwashers only when full.

• Steam vegetables rather than boiling them.

• Only use your washing machine for full loads and use the eco button.

• Keep a jug of water in the fridge to avoid running water until it is cold enough to drink.

• Reuse as much water as possible.

• Cut down on utensils and cups, you can do this by using the same glass or cup to drink from all day, this will reduce the amount of water you need to wash up.

• Never pour oil or grease down the drain, it will require a lot of water to rinse it down and may block the drain.


• Turn off the tap when you are brushing your teeth.

• Don’t wash your hair every day - use dry shampoo.

• Take a shower instead of a bath.

• Take shorter showers.

• Use a low flow shower head; this will reduce the amount of water used.

• Reuse towels.

• Check your property regularly for leaks on your internal plumbing.

• Repair leaky taps or toilets immediately.

• Use the dual flush on your toilet if it has one.

• Use a water-saving device in your toilet cistern. Depending on the size of your cistern, you could save between one and three litres each time you flush the toilet.

Top Tips for Saving Water