Water saving

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What can you do to save water

The average person uses 150 litres of water per day for hygiene, drinking, washing and flushing.

The energy used in transporting and treating water is energy intensive and generates significant carbon emissions.

What can I do?

If you have a water cylinder you should turn it to 60°C. This is hot enough to kill any harmful bacteria and heat your water sufficiently. If the temperature is any higher it is a waste of energy and there is an increased risk of scalding.

Avoid letting taps run when brushing your teeth or shaving. 10 minutes of running water a day would waste 22,000 litres per year at a cost of £30.

A dripping tap can waste 140 litres a week – almost enough to fill two baths. Get leaks fixed; report them
to our Jigsaw Connect team on 0300 111 1133.

Washing the car with a hose can use 15 times as much water as using a bucket.

Short showers use much less water than baths.

Bottled water has a carbon footprint 1,000 times higher than tap water.

Let the dishwasher do the dirty work. Avoid pre-rinsing the dishes in hot water. Save water and energy by just
scraping the dishes before they go in.

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