Helpful tips to reduce water usage during the hot weather

We’re facing some pretty hot weather at the moment, so we’ve compiled some helpful tips in how you can save water and reduce the pressure on your water supplier.

In the bathroom
Research indicates more than 70% of our daily water use is in the bathroom.
Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, it could save more than 2 full buckets of water per day! Showering rather than taking a bath can save water too.

Check for leaks
If you spot a leak (internal or external), please report it as soon as possible to your water provider so that it can be repaired.

In the kitchen
There are many ways you can use less water in the kitchen and save carbon too. Maximize washing machine loads and only use dishwashers fully loaded.

Using a watering can in the garden instead of a sprinkler or a hosepipe. Garden sprinklers and hosepipes left running can use between 500 and 1,000 litres of water an hour. Put the jet washer away and use a bucket and sponge to clean your car. Please, never use Fire Hydrants as a water source to cool down – leave these for the emergency services.

Please stay safe and well hydrated.