Millions of homes in the UK are now on a ‘metered water’ system, so in order to effectively cut down on water bill expenses it makes sense to look at how we can reduce the amount of water we use day-to-day. Over 60% of the water we use in our homes is used in the bathroom, so it’s safe to say this is a good place to start when looking for areas in which we could use a little less water!
There are many quick and simple changes we can make to make our homes less wasteful when it comes to water bills, and it takes only a moment to realise exactly how effective these changes could be!
Many people live by the ‘taking shower uses less water’ rule, but few realise that this depends purely on how long you use a shower for; those who take an extra-long shower could be using more water that they would in a full bath! Reducing the amount of time you spend in the shower each day could save you a surprising amount when your water bill arrives! Cutting your shower time by just 1 or 2 minutes every day could save you wasting 6,000 litres of water every year, not to mention the energy it takes to heat the hot water.
By getting the whole family involved and ensuring everybody turns off the tap when brushing their teeth, you could reduce your water wastage massively once more. The average person takes between 2-3 minutes to brush their teeth, imagine how many times you could fill the sink with cold water during this time, then times it by how many people live in your home and then times it again by 365! (minus a holiday or two).
Fixing a leaking tap is one of those pesky jobs that we always put off, but the ‘do it tomorrow’ excuse could be costing you money every day! By simply replacing an eroded washer to stop that irritating drip, you could stop the wastage of over 5,500 litres of water every year.
Making these small changes to your habits can really give fantastic results! Take the challenge, change your water usage habits and see the fantastic effect it can have on your water bills!