How can we support new homeowners to save water once they move into a new home?

Even in a new, water-efficient home, there are lots of simple ways in which homeowners can save even more water, energy and money, all while helping to protect the environment.

For example:

  • Turning off the tap while teeth brushing - a running tap can waste 6 litres a minute. A family of four could save around £35 on water bills a year
  • Choosing a shower instead of a bath - it could use half the water and save up to £50 a year
  • Spending one minute less in the shower - the savings will quickly add up – saving about £20 annually on water and energy bills
  • Making sure washing machines and dishwashers are full before switching them on
  • Watering the garden using a watering can, rather than a hosepipe.

If households need a plumber to help with the water fittings, it’s important they are properly trained to keep the drinking water healthy and help prevent water waste.

WaterSafe is the free national register of approved plumbers in the UK and it’s supported by all the water companies and the water quality regulators.

More advice and easy to follow tips are included in our ‘Your new water efficient home’ leaflet for customers, which you can download by clicking here.

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