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Water Saving Week
WaterSafe is an official partner of Water Saving Week with Waterwise – the leading authority on water efficiency. The national campaign highlights simple changes everyone can make to save water.

This year’s Water Saving Week campaign (11–15 May 2020) focuses on the vital link between climate change and water efficiency.

This year’s daily themes are:

  • Monday: Save water to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Tuesday: Save water and help your community to thrive
  • Wednesday: Save water to save wildlife
  • Thursday: Save water to save cash
  • Friday: Save water to keep the UK beautiful

While it’s important everyone uses the water they need for washing at this time, particularly hands and clothes, there are water-saving measures that everyone can safely do at home to make a difference.

WaterSafe is sponsoring Monday’s ‘Save water to reduce your carbon footprint’ theme and sharing the following top tips to save both water and energy:

  • Shorten your shower – it should ideally be around four minutes long.
  • Wash your dishes in a bowl instead of under a running tap to reduce water wastage by 50%.
  • Research water and energy-efficient appliances – compare bathroom products such as shower-heads and taps by using the Unified Water Label.
  • Swop your garden hose for a watering can – hosepipes typically use about 1,000 litres an hour, that’s more than 12 baths.

Visit the Waterwise website for more water saving tips and resources.

You can also learn more about how to increase your energy efficiency, including water efficiency, on the Energy Saving Trust website. 

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