Conserving water in the bathroom
Smart water choices in the bathroom can lead to huge household water savings.
Small steps for a big difference
- Fix that leaky tap!
- Put some food colouring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into your toilet bowl without flushing it means you have a leak.
- Fill a water bottle and place it in your cistern. Experiment with which size bottle works best for your own toilet. You will save 1-2 litres per flush – doesn’t sound like much but it all adds up over a day per household.
- When running a bath, put the plug in before turning the water on then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth, washing your hands and face, or while shaving.
- Bath young children together
- Multi task! Wash your face or brush your teeth while in the shower
- Keep a bucket in the shower as it warms up or runs and use it to water plants.
- Keep track of your shower times – try to keep it below 5 minutes.
If you’re planning a bathroom renovation, what about:
- Installing a high efficiency toilet system – you will save approximately 7.5 l per flush.
- Installing low flow shower heads
- Consider installing a composting toilet
- Installing tap aerators to restrict water flow without reducing the pressure.