16 ideas to save money on your water bills –
When it comes to your hard-won money, saving every penny counts! 💰
Here are our top 16 ideas for saving money on your water bills. 💦
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1. Take showers instead of baths 🚿
Showers generally use less water than taking baths, so you could take showers instead to save water! 🛀
2. Take shorter showers ⌛
Showers can use up to 17 litres of water per minute, so if you can, keep them short!
Maybe set a timer to keep your showers shorter. ⏲️
3. Turn off the tap whilst brushing your teeth or shaving 🪥
If you leave the tap running, both your water and money is going down the drain! 💸
Turn off the tap whilst you’re brushing your teeth or shaving to save water! 💦
4. Water your plants/garden during cooler times of the day 🪴
Plants retain water better in cooler weather, so you can avoid wasting water by watering them when it’s cooler. ❄️
5. Use a dishwasher! 🍽️
Surprisingly, dishwashers actually tend to use less water than you would use washing up by hand! 🧽
6. Avoid washing up dishes as you go 🧽
Washing up dishes straight away can use up quite a lot of water.
Save the dishes for one big wash to save water! 🚿
7. Catch rainwater in containers to water your garden 🌱
Rainwater is free, so make the most of it by putting water containers in your garden! 🪣
You then won’t have to use your hose as much to water your plants. 🪴
8. Steam your veggies 🥦
Boiling veggies in a pot can use quite a lot of water.
Steam your veggies instead, to use less water! ♨️
9. Regularly check your home’s pipes for water leaks 💦
Leaky pipes can increase your water bills, without you even realising! 😲
Check your pipes reguarly, and fix leaks when you find them! 🛠️
10. Only boil water that you plan to use straight away 🫖
Boiling too much water can be wasteful, because you usually end up throwing away the water you don’t use. 🗑️
If you only boil the water you need – it will save water and reduce your energy bill too! ⚡
11. Don’t use your toilet as a bin 🚽
Not only does throwing things away in the toilet waste water, but could also block the drains! 🗑️
12. Use a washing up bowl for washing dishes 🍽️
When you’re washing dishes by hand, use a washing up bowl!
They use less water than if you wash dishes directly in the sink. 🧽
13. Consider adding more clothes to your washing machine 👕
Squeezing an extra tshirt or two into the washing machine loads can help you to use less water for washing your clothes! 👚
14. Estimated usage 🔮
If you have a lot of people living in your home, you may be able to save money by moving onto “estimated usage” to pay for your water, rather than paying for everything you use on a “water meter”. 💸
An “estimated usage” payment often means that no matter how much water you use, you pay a fixed price, which is great if you use loads of water. 💦
15. Water meters 📏
If you don’t have a lot of people living in your home, you may be able to save money by moving onto a water meter instead of “estimated usage”. 💦
A water meter means that you pay for all of the water you use, so if you don’t use a lot of water compared to the “fixed price”, you may be able to save money. 💸
16. Store cold water in your fridge❄️
You can waste a lot of water waiting for the tap to cool down. 🚿
So why not store water in the fridge, to make sure it’s cold straight away? ☃️
So that’s it!
Hopefully these 16 ideas have helped you on your way to saving money.
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