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Turn off the tap whilst cleaning your teeth, or use a glass of water
Use a shower timer to try and keep your showers under 5 minutes
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Check the temperature of your bath as you are filling it, rather than having to top it up with hot and cold at the end. This saves energy as well as water.
Did you know it takes around 9 litres of water to flush your toilet? Try using a Save-a-Flush to reduce the amount of water used.
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Use spray tap fittings on your taps to reduce the volume of water used.
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When boiling the kettle you will save water and electricity if you only boil enough for your immediate use. Try using an eco kettle to ensure you boil the right amount, every time.
Don’t use a running tap to wash dishes or vegetables, use a washing up bowl instead, or catch the water in a bucket to use on your garden.
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Wait until your dishwasher or washing machine is full, or use the half-load button for smaller washes.
Washer-dryers can use tap water to condense moisture out of clothes when they tumble dry, so you are actually using water to get your clothes dry! Hang your washing on a line to dry if possible – it saves water, energy and money and your clothes will smell really fresh.
Add a layer of mulch over the soil, this reduces evaporation. Mulches can improve the look of planters, there’s a whole range on offer from garden centres including: coconut shells, pea gravel, bark, slate, recycled glass, shells. You could try water storing gel which swells to absorb 400 times their own weight in water which is then gradually released throughout the season as plants need it.
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Why not invest in a Water Butt to collect rainwater from your roof? You can use the water on your garden or to wash the car. If you already have one, how about installing another to collect the rainwater off your greenhouse or shed?
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If you do use a hose, use a hose trigger gun so you can switch off your hose when you don’t need it, rather than having to walk back to the tap to switch it off.
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