With warmer weather and brighter nights, we don’t use as much gas and electricity in summer as we do during winter, so we get a little relaxed. Though what many people don’t expect is the water bill creeping up and taking you by surprise. Saving water will not only save you money, but in the long-run, it will help the environment.

Now, with the UK facing a water shortage, here are some hints and tips on you can save your water.

The best thing you can do is focus on reducing the amount of running water. Take shorter showers, don’t leave the tap on when brushing your teeth.

Something you might not expect to do is check your pipes. An estimated 3 billion litres of water is lost through leakage each day in the UK. Make sure all your faucets and pipes are not leaking. If you find a leak, get it fixed as soon as possible by contacting a professional.

To combat the hot weather, the most attractive option is usually a nice cold drink. Yet, because of the heat, your taps may take a little while to cool down. Instead of having your tap running for a while, fill a jug or other container with water and leave it in the fridge. This way, you can have water that is colder than the tap could be, and you won’t have to wait! It’s a win for you, and for the environment.

It’s the perfect weather to get out into the garden. Avoid using sprinklers and don’t over-water your garden. Equip your hose with a shut-off nozzle to reduce the amount of time your hose is running. When it comes to clearing the driveway, use a brush or broom instead of hosing it down.

When washing your car, fill a bucket of water and use a sponge instead of a hose. Giving yourself a limited amount of water to work with drastically reduces the amount of water you’ll be using.

 

There are many ways you can save water and money throughout the summer months, but there are also other solutions to minimise your household expenditure. For more information, why not get in touch with the team today on 0121 355 8466. We’d love to help your household become more energy efficient.