Water saving tips for households


Although rain falls freely from the sky, we’ve been lucky enough recently to experience some dry spells. At Welsh Water we put a lot of work, energy and love into ensuring you get a safe, clean and fresh water supply direct to your taps.

Our teams are also working seven days a week, and often overnight, fixing leaks as soon as we find them. 

But getting water through our pipes fast enough is a real challenge in some areas and this is often worse at peak demand times – usually in the evenings and at weekends. 

By using all the water you need, but being careful not to waste it, you can really help make a big difference.

Here are some of the small changes you could make:

Saving water in the bathroom

  • Take a shower and reduce the number of baths you have
  • Put the plug in the basin when you wash and use the collected water instead
  • Don't leave the tap running when brushing your teeth
  • Always make sure taps are turned off fully
  • Fix a water efficient shower head, available from our Product Portal
  • Fix any leaking taps to avoid wasted water
  • If you are installing a new bathroom, always choose water efficient products

Saving water in the kitchen

  • Use a washing up bowl when washing up
  • Fix any leaking taps
  • Wait until you have a full load before doing your washing
  • Only fill the kettle with the water you need
  • If you are purchasing a new appliance which uses water, be sure to check how water efficient it is

Saving water in the garden

  • Use a watering can or handheld hose pipe instead of a garden sprinkler
  • Fit a hose trigger gun when using a hose, available from our Product store
  • A water butt is a great way to collect rainwater for use in the garden – available from our Product store
  • Add water retention crystals to pots, tubs and hanging baskets to help keep compost moist, available here on our Product store
  • Don't cut lawns too short and save the clippings to use as mulch to improve soil health