Friday 26 February 2021 - Blog

5 tips to save water in the bathroom

1. Install a water-efficient toilet

With around 30 per cent of a home’s water consumption being flushed down the toilet, upgrading an old inefficient toilet with a water-efficient, the low-flush model can reduce water consumption by 30 to 60 per cent! Most of our toilets come with a dual flush as standard, with a 3/6 litre option being most common. A dual-flush allows you to choose a short flush and a more extended flush if required.

2. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth, and you can save up to four gallons per minute. If you turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, you could save around 12 litres of water!!

3. Fix those leaky taps

Did you know that one drip from a leak each second adds up to almost 20 litres per day? That’s 140 litres per week or 7,280 litres of wasted water in a year. A tell-tale sign of a water leak is a sudden spike in your water bills. If you notice a drastic change in your water bill, it’s worth calling a qualified plumber to investigate.

4. Install a water-saving shower head

Find the best low-flow showerhead within your budget. While this may cost more money upfront, your water conservation efforts will save you money in the long run. A standard, non-water efficient showerhead uses between 12 and 22 litres per minute, while a water-saving showerhead uses 9 litres per minute or less.

5. Be smart while shaving

If you tend to let the water run while you shave in the morning, consider filling a bowl with water and using that to shave with instead. Chances are you’ll put far less water in the bowl than you would use up by letting the faucet run. 

Different ways to save water in the bathroom