5 Ways To Save On Water Costs

5 Ways To Save On Water Costs

 
Everyday living can be quite expensive, especially when you have a family. We all know that feeling when an unexpected bill drops the through letterbox and drains the bank account. But there are simple ways that we can knock a few pounds off our bills by making just a few simple adjustments. To get you started here are 5 ways to save on water costs.
 

 1 Walk-In Shower

Showers, in general, are more efficient than running a bath. An average bath can use up to 100 litres of water. Imagine if there are at least 4 of you taking a bath daily. That’s 2800 litres of water used per week! You could add a little luxury to your bathroom and have a walk-in shower fitted and yet still use less water than a bath would. There is the extra option of having a water saving shower head fitted. An eco shower head adds air into the water flow, which then reduces the flow rate.

 

 2 Dishwasher

It may be surprising but a standard dishwasher uses much less water than if you were to wash the same load by hand. A dishwasher with a full load will use around 10-15 litres to wash it. To wash the same amount up in the sink would use around 49 litres.

Using a dishwasher can dramatically lower your utility bills as they use a fraction of the electricity and water needed that would be required to wash up by hand. A lot of dishwashers nowadays have an ECO setting. This can be used if your washing up isn’t all that dirty, which will save you even more money in the long run. In fact, you could save £70+ per year by owning a dishwasher.

 

 3 Water Butts

I love gardening and you can often find me in our garden pottering about. It’s really nice because my eldest enjoys it too. I have always encouraged him to get involved with what I am doing, such as planting our seeds in the greenhouse, or doing some potting or how we can be eco-friendly by using the compost bin. Another way we like to be eco-friendly is by using a water butt in our garden. It’s great to be able to recycle rainwater and use it to water the plants. A water butt can hold enough water to fill a water can up to 25 times. That’s some serious savings there! Especially if you are on a water meter at home. Certainly worth investing in one if you too like gardening.

 

 4 Water Saving Toilet Device

Every time you flush the toilet it uses around 9 litres of water. You can have a device fitted such as the Hippo water saver and cut down instantly on the amount of water used with each flush. They are really simple to install, and you don’t need any tools to fit it. Simply put into the cistern and position under the ballcock. Doing this can save up to 3 litres of water with every flush. These are provided free by some water suppliers.

 

 5 Maintain Your Taps

So much water can be wasted by having a leaky tap so get it fixed sooner rather than later. You can also have an aerator fitted which will slow down the rate at which the water flows and minimises splashing. Tap aerators are provided free of charge by various water suppliers. There are also other water saving devices available free of charge, such as low flow showerheads, shower timers, toilet leak detection kits, waste fat bins and much more. It is definitely worth getting in touch with your water supplier to see if they participate, and you can start lowering those utility bills!

Do you have any water saving tips that can slash costs on your bill?

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19 Comments

  1. Anne March 26, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    I do try to be water conscious and save it where I can. We do have a regular water bill but ours is capped. I still, however, take note of how much we use and try to cut down. I had a dishwasher for the first time last year, which has helped. Another simple tip is not to leave the tap running when cleaning your teeth. It took a while for this to sink in with my family, but with 7 of us, we can save a lot of water with this simple tip.
    #MMBC
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  2. Carol March 26, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    First off I changed my toilet a few years ago to a modern low flow model and my water bill dropped! Also my county has a rebate program for replacing old guzzling toilets. County gave me a $100 rebate on my water bill, yeah! Now as for baths. Sorry I am a guzzler. I have arthritis and soaking in the tub helps relieve pain and reduce swelling so that will not change. Great tips! pinned and shared #MMBC

  3. Louisa March 26, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I am surprised that a dishwasher uses less water. We are fixing our water but in the next few weeks so should save lots of water through that #mmbc
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  4. Zoey P March 27, 2018 / 5:35 am

    Good tips didn’t know about the toilet will be looking how came reduce our flushes

  5. mummy here and here March 27, 2018 / 10:12 am

    I have never even heard of a Cople of these ideas, really useful, Thank you for sharing X #mmbc

  6. Jacqueline Roberts March 27, 2018 / 11:58 am

    I’m still on rated bills as the thought of following my kids round trying to get them out the shower after years of trying to get them in seems exhausting

  7. Liv Lee March 27, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    Fabulous! I will try these out 🙂

  8. Susan Smith March 30, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Some great tips here to save water thank you

  9. Tracy Nixon April 2, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Great tips thanks x I am surprised that a dishwasher uses less water – we don’t have one as I thought it would be oo expensive to run!

  10. Lyndsey Cooksey April 2, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    I’m all for saving water and try my best when I could. I’ve recently bought a water butt and I use the water for the flowers and plants. I use a water saving shower head too with the beads!

  11. Sabrina Baldock April 2, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Some good suggestions thank you.

  12. Anthony Harrington April 12, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    great tips, we always try to save as much water as possible.

  13. Kim Styles April 16, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    It surprises me about dishwashers.! I cant have a dishwasher as there is no room for one , so no saving there for me

  14. Susan B April 17, 2018 / 10:57 am

    That is an interesting post. My water bill costs me more than my electricity bill so I am always thinking about ways to save water and money. I have a folding bucket that I leave in the bathroom and collect used bath water to scrub the footpath, to water plants and, in summer, to water the grass.

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