Saving water

Saving water is really easy. As the east of England is one of the driest regions of the UK, we all need to do everything we can to save as much as possible.

As well as doing your bit for the environment, saving water can also save you money too. In Newmarket, customers use approximately 131 litres of water per person per day. This is better than the UK average, but how can we save even more?

 

Here are some top tips to follow:

 

Turn off the tap
Turning off the tap when you brush your teeth can save up to 8 litres a minute! It’s a really easy one to do, it takes minimal effort and can save you up to £50 a year*.

 

Fill the bath two thirds full
This easy tip could see you pocketing an extra £75* a year. A full bath can be at least 80 litres, which could easily account for your entire water use for one day!

 

Shorter showers
Staying in the shower for one song (three minutes) can save so many litres as well as pounds. A 10 minute shower can use 100 litres of water – and more if you have a power shower. Keep it down to 3-4 minutes and you could save £120 per year!*

 

Fix those dripping taps!
Not only are dripping taps annoying, they are a really money water too. Fixing your tap could save you £30 per year, per tap*!

 

Reuse your water
Recycling your water is great for the environment. Save old water from your water bottle for the plants or your pets and you could save up to £40 per year*.

 

If it’s yellow…
It might not be for everyone, but with each flush of the toilet using 6-9 litres of water, it’s worth skipping a few flushes if you can. You can reward yourself with a potential saving of £25 per person per year too*!