How to save water and energy

 At homeAt workIn school
Cut one minute off your shower time.xxx
Whenever possible, use cold rather than warm water.xxx
Insert flow regulators in your bathroom sink taps to reduce the volume of water running from the tap.xxx
Water plant roots rather than leaves.x  
Only use the washing machine when it is fully loaded (i.e. the size of a fist left to spare).x  
Avoid using the pre-wash setting on your washing machine.x  
Only use your dishwasher when fully loaded. If you don't have a dishwasher use a bowl to wash up, rather than doing the dishes under a running tap.xx 
Only water your garden in the early morning or evening to avoid evaporation.x  
Invest in an aerated or optimised-flow shower head. These use less water per minute with no loss in comfort.xxx
Always turn off the shower while lathering.x  
If you have a swimming pool at home, remember to cover it in the evening so the water does not evaporate.x  
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.x  
Avoid filling the kettle all the way; use only the amount of water you will need to save time and energy.xx 
Make sure kitchen devices are dishwasher proof, as otherwise you will have to clean them under a running tap.xx 
Do not pre-rinse dirty dishes under a running tap.xx 
Repair dripping faucets. This could save 4 litres of water or more per day and faucet.xxx
Swap a deep bath for a short shower.x  
Washing dark clothes in cold water saves on water and energy while helping your clothes retain their colours.x  
Use a bucket and sponge to clean your car instead of a hose.x  
Insulate your water pipes to avoid wasting water while it heats up.x  
close

Country comparison

 

Add country