Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Every Drop Counts

Water is our most precious resource, and although it may be easy to forget about following the summer we had, we should never waste a drop!

It is up to each of us to make a difference and help conserve water.  Thousands of litres of water go down the drains in our homes, there are a range of simple and hassle free changes you can make to save water and money on your water bills.

Water efficiency is a great way to start feeling good about the impact you have on the world you live in.  Save water in the kitchen by keeping a bottle of chilled water in the fridge rather than waiting for the tap water to be cool enough to drink, only run the dishwasher when you have a full load and defrost food in the fridge overnight rather than under running water.

Save water in the bathroom by brushing your teeth/shaving with a small amount of water in the sink rather than under a running tap.  Try replacing your shower head to a water saving model, three star rated showerheads use no more than 9 litres of water per minute, while old style showerheads use 15 – 20 litres per minute.  If you shower for six minutes, a water efficient showerhead can save up to 50 litres of water for each shower, or up to 20,000 litres of water per person per year.

There is a vast range of things you can do to limit the water you waste, so get educated and start making a difference to the environment and your water bills!

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