Save water and money
If every one of us used a little less water at home, we could do great things – reduce our impact on our local wildlife and environment, protect supplies for future generations and even save some money!
Saving water in the home
If we waste less water, we are more efficient with our water use. This not only saves water but also money through reducing both your water and energy bills. Did you know that just by fixing a dripping tap could save you £18 a year, not to mention 5,500 litres of water from simply flushing down the drain?
Our water saving tips:
Turn off the tap whilst brushing your teeth and save 18 litres per brush
Did you know? – Brushing your teeth with a running tap uses 9 litres of water a minute. Keep to time with one of our free toothy timers.
Make your shower 4 mins long instead of 10 and save 20 litres per shower
Did you know? – Having a typical length shower uses a shocking 62 litres of water. Why not put on your favourite tune and make sure that by the time it’s finished, you’re done too?
Run your washing machine full (rather than half loads) and save up to 10 litres per wash
Did you know? – Washing your clothes with a typical washing machine uses an average of 112 litres of water a week. Save clothes up rather than washing a few at a time.
Steam your veggies instead of boiling them and save on average 500ml of water per saucepan
Did you know? – Steaming vegetables rather than boiling them retains more of their nutrients and uses much less water. Once cooled, that water can also be used on your plants.
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Save Water Save Money
Here at Bristol Water, we are always trying to encourage our customers to drink more water and waste less of it. Therefore, we like to give away lots of free water-saving devices to help you waste less water. And if you are on a meter, it will also save you money!
Switch to a water meter
Switching to have a water meter may bring your bills down, especially if you have more bedrooms than people living in your property. Both your water and sewerage charges will be calculated on the meter readings. Fitting will normally be free of charge.