Tips to save water at the toilet
- If you have it, use your dual flush properly. The smaller button produces a little flush, suitable for pee. The big button is for a big flush, to flush bigger things
- Don’t flush after every pee. Hygiene is key, so you’re going to have to make a judgement call here, but if its yellow, its okay to let it mellow
- Put full, glass bottles in your cistern
- Don’t flush the entire cistern if not necessary (if you do not have a dual flush)
- Lower the cistern water level if possible
Tips to save water at the sink
- Use a cup of water to brush your teeth, instead of running the tap
- Bring the old fashioned shaving mug back and clean your razor with just a cup of water each time
- Toothpaste works better when its dry – you can only rinse at the end
Tips to save water in the shower
- use water-efficient showerheads and aerators
- Time your showers and keep it short. In the shower, every minute counts. Try and stick to two to four minutes.
- Use the running water to soak and rinse. Close the taps while you wash. This also counts for brushing your teeth or shaving in the shower.
- Catch the cold water that would have run down the drain while you are waiting for the water to heat up.