How To Save Water In The Bathroom


Time Yourself

Timing yourself in the shower will help cut down on the amount of water you use as sometimes we all get distracted while standing in the warmth. Use an egg timer as they are a mostly waterproof or only shower for one song on the radio. Ask a family member to keep an eye on the time for you so they can say you’re taking too long. Use a timer on your phone outside of the bathroom so you have to get out and turn it off manually.                  

Stop running water while doing other activities

The tap doesn’t need to be running while you are not using it. Stop brushing your teeth in the shower or cut off the shower while shaving your legs as this will save energy and water. Shaving legs and brushing teeth can take up to five minutes or longer and this wastes more water.

Use a bucket in the shower

A bucket can be used to collect the extra running water, most people wait for the shower to warm up before getting in and the extra water can be used for other household activities. The saved water could be used to water plants, flush toilets, clean the bathroom, rinse off soap and mop floors.

Stop unnecessary flushing

This doesn’t mean stop flushing; it means to eliminate the use of the toilet as a disposal unit for spare tissue, excess soap and other waste items. Be patient when it doesn’t flush straight away, don’t keep pushing on it and wait for the cistern to fill up properly again.

Use the bath sparingly

The bath uses more gallons of water than the shower, especially if you have a low flow showerhead and don’t use any special settings. Be careful of how much you fill the bath up as splashing over the sides loses water.

Check your plumbing

Check the whole of your bathroom to see if there are any leaks or gaps in your bath, shower, sink and toilet. The constant dripping or running can waste water and increase the cost of bills, you may be stepping in the cold water instead of soaking in hot if your bath has poor sealant.