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