14 ideas to save money on your water bill

We’ve had record hot temperatures this summer, and as a result, your water usage might have skyrocketed. Here’s are some ways to save money on your next bill.

March 31, 2022
  • Fix leaky taps and toilets – that is money down the drain - literally!
  • Make sure you have a full load before you switch on your washing machine. Fewer loads will use less water.
  • Limit your showers. Set a timer or put a song on your phone and get out when the timer goes off or the song finishes. You can also install a water saving shower head.
  • Only run your dishwasher when it’s full – and a full dishwasher will use less water than hand washing the dishes.
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
  • Don’t water anything in your garden at the hottest time of day as most of it will evaporate. The best time to water is early morning.
  • Don’t overfill your kettle when you’re only making one cuppa.
  • Use a brush rather than a hose to clean your outdoor paving.
  • In hot weather, raise the blades setting on your lawn mower. This will mean your grass is kept a little longer and will make it more resistant to the hot weather and need less water.
  • Mulch your garden – this will save water lost through evaporation and keep your plants hydrated and happy.
  • Wash your car or bins on your lawn so the water isn’t wasted.
  • Use a pool cover – pools can lose (on average) between 3mm and 7mm per day, due to evaporation.
  • Plant a native waterwise garden.
  • Don’t run fresh water down the drain:
  1. Refrigerate tap water for drinking – then you won’t have to run the tap to get it cold.
  1. Use a bucket or bowl in the sink to catch the cold water while you wait for the hot to come through.
  1. Wash fruit and vegetables in a bowl and use the water on your garden.

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