How to save water

It’s vital that we do all we can to avoid wasting water. As water is a finite commodity, wastage can lead to shortages. There are many steps that you can take if you are ready to reduce your water consumption without compromising your quality of life. Let’s take a look at some of the key tips for saving water right now.

Repair leaks as quickly as possible

You can check for leaks by placing a few drops of food colouring in your tank. If you don’t flush it and start to see the colouring in your bowl, you probably have a leak that could be wasting a great deal of water each and every day.

Install a water-saving shower head

Water-saving shower heads can reduce the amount of water you’re using per minute by up to a third. These products are simple to install and won’t compromise your experience considerably.

Take a shallow bath

If you run a shallow bath, you’re likely to use much less water than you will during a typical shower.

Switch off your water when brushing your teeth

There is no need to leave your tap running when you’re brushing your teeth. Try wetting your brush and filling a glass so you have enough water to rinse out your mouth with.

Only flush the toilet when it’s necessary

Don’t flush your toilet unless you need to. If you’re simply dropping a tissue into your bowl that you have used to wipe your nose, this is a waste of water. Each time you flush your toilet unnecessarily, you could be wasting up to seven gallons of water.

Don’t stay in the shower for so long

When you take a shower, you’re using up to ten gallons of water per minute. Try to shorten your showers so you’re only consuming water for as long as necessary.

Avoid wasting water during shaving

Many people use far more water than they need to during the shaving process. A good way to avoid wasting water when shaving is to simply fill your sink with sufficient water for rinsing your razor at the end.

Check your taps and pipes for leaks

Even a very small leak can waste a considerable amount of water every day. This is not only bad for the environment but can harm your bank balance too. 

Only use your dishwasher when it’s full

Don’t use your dishwasher until the trays are full. Washing by hand can also help you reduce water waste, so try to cut down on your dishwasher use if possible.

Contact Ability today

At Ability, we’re passionate about the environment and avoid wasting the finite resources that our planet depends on. We have over 25 years’ experience in plumbing, heating, electrical and gas work and can come to your assistance whether you’re a commercial or residential customer. You can reach us today by completing the form on our site, by calling us on 01892 514495 or by sending a message to We can help you resolve a whole host of heating, plumbing, electrical and gas-related problems.

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