Water saving tips

Top water-saving tips for your home

  • Checking for leaks in taps,pipes and dishwasher hoses is an easy way to reduce water wastage.
  • Remember,one leaking tap can waste more than 2,000 Lt a month.
  • There’s no need to leave the tap running while you brush your teeth. Simply wet your toothbrush before you begin and use a glass of water to rinse your mouth.
  • The most water efficient methods for cooking vegetables are microwaving,steaming or using a pressure cooker. You can also cut down on water loss by using tight lids on pots and simmering instead of boiling rapidly.
  • Installing water efficient taps or tap aerators is a great,inexpensive way to cut your water usage without you even noticing.
  • Put the plug in the sink when washing your hands instead of holding them under running water.
  • Thaw frozen foods before you need them or use the microwave instead of placing them under running water.
  • Prevent taps from leaking by turning taps off lightly and replace washers as soon as they begin to leak.
  • Automatic dishwashers can use up to 40 Lt of water per load. By using a dishwasher with at least a 3 star/AAA rating,you can get this figure down to 18 Lt per load and still get the kind of sparkling clean dishes you’re used to.
  • Wait until you have a full load in your dishwasher before using it. This saves water and energy,and reduces the amount of detergent entering the sewerage system.
  • Keep a container of water in the fridge so that you won’t need to run the water down the sink until it’s cool enough to drink.
  • Washing fruit and vegetables in a half-filled sink instead of under running water is a great way to cut back on water wastage.
  • Rinsing your dishes in a plugged sink rather than under a running tap saves water and is just as easy and effective.
  • Use a sink strainer.
  • Try to use phosphate-free,Eco-friendly detergents and cleaning products. There’s a great range to choose from these days and they’re much better for our environment.
  • Remember to regularly clean the lint filter on your washing machine.
  • Most washing machines have a load adjustment button or dial,so try to set this to match the amount of washing you’re doing. If your machine doesn’t have a load adjustment function,try to wait until you have enough washing for a full load.
  • Installing one of the latest 3 star/AAA rating showerheads can give you a great shower and save you around 10 lt of water a minute. They also save you energy costs,as you’ll use less hot water.
  • To rinse your razor,run a little water into a plugged sink. Rinsing your razor under a running tap wastes lots of water.
  • Electric or fuel powered leaf blowers work more efficiently than hosing down paths and driveways.

Water Rhapsody can help reduce your water bill by up to 90%. Our Garden Rhapsody unit allows you to water your garden all year round,without using any municipal water,whilst our Multi Flush Unit can save you 20% of your water bill just on flushing of your toilets. Swimming pool owners can save the water normally lost through backwashing and re-use this water after 24 hours to top up the swimming pool.

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