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Save Water… And Save Money At Home

Saving the amount of water you use in your home could save you money while helping to protect the environment.

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Saving water can help you save money at home. The cost of living isn’t getting cheaper and wages aren’t rising to keep pace with the things we need to buy. Therefore, it’s even more important to think about how you can save money.

Bringing green energy technology into your home can be a costly alternative to traditional methods but going “green” doesn’t always mean extra expense. In fact, green living – and protecting the wider environment – can actually save you money.

Indeed, by monitoring how you use water, you can save money at home by reducing waste usage through a number of easy methods, techniques and tips.

Northumbrian Water run a campaign titled “Bad habits cost the earth” which seeks to promote good water habits. Not only can water-saving methods reduce your water bills but it aids our ability to live a little greener by decreasing the amount of water that needs to be treated by the water company. Thus, the energy used to treat the water is reduced.

Northumbrian Water, which works with domestic and commercial customers to promote the efficient use of water, looked at how much water can be saved by making very small changes to your daily routine. By doing so, you’ll be helping to reduce our overall carbon footprint, protect the environment, and save money.

Try the following to reduce your water use and water bill!

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
Shower rather than have a bath
Use a bowl when hand washing dishes
Take shorter showers
Use a basin when personal washing
Repair dripping taps
Use full loads in washing machines
Use a bowl when washing food
Use water resourcefully in the garden
Use full loads in dishwashers

Other tips would include putting a cistern displacement device in your toilet to reduce the volume of water used in each flush. And, in the UK, we’re blessed with some of the best tap water in the world so drink from the tap. Five litres of water is used to make one bottle of drinking water. Eating in season helps the global water crisis while cycling to work will not only save you money on driving costs but save water as well because it takes 38 litres of water to produce one litre of petrol.

So save water…and save money at home!

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