Saving water starts at home, and small changes really can make a big difference to the amount of water you use every day. We have some fab freebies to help you save water in the home and garden – so why not give it a try? You’ll be surprised how much you can save (and if you have a water meter, you’ll reduce your water bill too). Here are some devices you can order, and how to fit some of them. Order yours today!
Water saving devices
Save water by challenging yourself to take a shorter shower. Flip this four minute shower timer as a guide to help you gauge the amount of time you spend in the shower. For every minute less you spend in the shower you will use 6 – 15 litres less water.
This ShowerSave can help save water every time you shower as well as money on your utility bills, even if you're not on a water meter.
This easy to fit gadget is designed to ensure your shower's water pressure stays the same as well as having a regulated flow rate of 8 litres per minute, compared to a standard 15 litres per minute flow rate.
Tap inserts will save you 5 litres of water per minute. By aerating your tap water, they become more efficient. The amount of water coming out is reduced but gives the same amount of pressure.
This 2 minute toothy timer can save up to 12 litres of water every time you brush your teeth and it also encourages you to turn off the tap in between rinses.
Save a flush
This device reduces the size of your cistern by 1.2 litres, saving this much water with every flush. Over one year this could add up to an average saving of 5,000 litres of water. Not suitable for dual flush toilets.
Toilet Leak Detection Strips
A leak isn't always easy to spot as the water often dribbles invisibly down the back of the pan — but a leak on the loo could be wasting up to 400 litres of water a day.
Plant water saving gel
Mix evenly with compost before planting out and water well to activate the crystals, which will swell into a 'gel', storing water that the plant roots can extract as required.