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On average, customers in our area use around 157 litres per person every day, compared to the national average of 145 litres.
We're doing everything we can to help our customers use less than 125 litres per person per day.
Discover our top tips to start saving water and money today.
Save money too, 17% of energy bills go on heating water – so even if you’re not on a water meter you will save money by saving water.
Save 36 litres every day by washing up in a bowl instead of under a running tap
Save 20 litres every day by only running the washing machine full and on ECO mode
Save 24 litres every time by washing/peeling vegetables in a bowl rather under a running tap
Save 15 litres every day by using the same glass or mug all day
Save 65 litres every day by only running dishwashers and washing machines when they’re full
After your summer BBQ, don’t forget to scrape your plates, instead of rinsing before putting them in the dishwasher and you’ll save 12 litres a day.
Save 400 litres every day by fixing a leaky loo (water running invisibly down the back of the pan)
Keeping cool this summer doesn’t have to cost you litres and litres of water. Save 30 litres a day by spending just 2 minutes less in the shower.
Save 10 litres per bath by filling the bath an inch less than usual
Save 20 litres every day by using just the small dual flush button, if you have one
Save 20 litres every day by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth
When washing and peeling your veg, use a bowl rather than running the tap and save 24 litres.
Reuse your old washing up water to water your plants - the detergent won’t do any harm but best not to use it on edible plants.
After your summer BBQ, scrape, don’t rinse your plates before putting them in the dishwasher and save 12 litres of water.
Step away from the hose and use a bucket and sponge to wash your car. You’ll save over 100 litres and keep cool too.
After a day of gardening, save up to 30 litres every day by spending just 2 minutes less in the shower.
Fill a bucket and use this water to rinse your cloth when cleaning. Rinse and refill the bucket when the water gets dirty. This will prevent water being wasted every time you open and close a tap to wet or rinse your cloth.
Make the most of rainy days and save 50 litres every day by using a water butt to collect water for the garden.
Save 5 litres every week by using leftover water from the kettle to water house plants.
Save 80 litres at a time by watering your plants with a watering can instead of a hose.
Keep your plants cool by moving your potted plants into the shade to make sure less water is lost through evaporation.
Choose the type of pot carefully – ceramic, metal or wood pots lose less water.
Choose plants for your garden that aren’t so thirsty. Drought-tolerant plants like English lavender and ‘Blue Spire’ thrive in hot and dry conditions, so don’t need to be watered as frequently.
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