Following on from our last blog, this is all about how to save water consumption in the bathroom. As suggested in the kitchen, fix any leaks straight away. It doesn’t appear much drop by drop as it drips out the tap but over 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it certainly adds up.
Don’t use the toilet as a rubbish bin. Flushing tissues used for blowing your nose or flushing baby wet wipes (which shouldn’t be flushed anyway!) uses water which isn’t needed. Put these items in a bin.
A big user of water in the general household’s bathroom is the shower and the bath. Everyone loves a hot ,high pressured shower, but did you know this type of shower can use up to twice as much water than a low pressured shower head. These low pressure heads still produce a good pressure but don’t use nearly as much water.
The mechanism inside the head produces the pressure as opposed to the pressure being created by masses of water going through the pipes. Check with the retailer when you purchase it, if you find the pressure is too weak once you haven’t changed the head, ask if you can return for a full refund. Then the risk is nil.
Assuming you have on average a 6 minute shower, it is almost always better to shower than bath. This is also assuming that the bath you would have, would be filled to the brim to soak in. If you are after a quick wash then opt for the shower and save the soaking tub for a once a fortnight treat. Go all out even and light a candle and pour a cup of tea to sip on while you soak.
Our final tip is to turn of water when not needed. Seems obvious right, but do you turn off the tap when you brush your teeth or have a shave? If you suds up your hands and then stand there for a minute giving them a good scrub, turn of the tap while you clean them. Running water straight down the drain is a total waste.
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