Water Saving Tips
Here at Yorkshire Water, we believe that everyone has a responsibility when it comes to water saving.
Saving water starts at home, whether you're in the kitchen, bathroom or outside in the garden. These simple tips will help you save money and do your bit for the environment - and best of all, everyone can get stuck in.
Water Saving In the Garden
Whether you're a keen gardener or simply looking to help the environment, we've put together these handy tips to help you use less water in your garden and outdoor areas.
Installing a water butt could save 2,400 litres a year. Empyting a standard 200 litre rain butt once a month.
Using a watering can instead of a hose could save £15 a year.
Using a trigger nozzle on your garden hose could save 225 litres a week.
Cleaning your drive with a broom instead of a hose could save 18 litres per minute.
Add a layer of leaves bark or compost to your flowers beds, retains moisture and reduces the need for watering.
Saving Water In the Kitchen
From making dinner to washing up afterwards, we constantly use water in our kitchens. Follow these simple tips to cut down on the amount you use.
Use a washing up bowl it could save save £30 a year. Based on filling four 8 litre washing up bowls instead of running the tap at 6 l/min for 10 minutes.
Putting a full load in the washing machine can save you upto £15 a year. Based on using one washing cycle less per week and always washing a full load.
Only boiling the amount of water you need could save £7 a year.
Buying a water efficient washing machine could save upto 8 litres of water per kg. Less efficient washing machines use upto 14l/kg whereas the most efficient ones use just 6l/kg.
Water Saving In the Bathroom
Baths, showers, sinks and toilets....we use a lot of water in our bathrooms! These simple steps will help you use your bathroom water more efficiently.
Fitting a Flushsaver in your toilet could save 1.2 litres with every flush.
Fixing that dripping tap could save £18 a year. A dripping tap wastes around 5,500 litres of water a year.
Spending 1 minute less in the shower could save £100 a year. Based on a family of four using a power shower daily with a flow rate of 16 l/min.
Using a water efficient showerhead could save £160 a year. Based on replacing a 13 l/min showerhead with a 7.7 l/min and taking 5 or 6 showers a week.
Fitting a dual flush toilet mechanism could save £150 a year. Based on replacing the mechanism on an old toilet, saving 50,000 litres of water a year for a family of four.
Our Water Saving Pack
We're offering every Yorkshire Water customer the chance to cut their utility bills. Our handy free water saving kit can help you save water, energy and money!
Why not order your free pack below and join us in making small changes that could make a difference to your annual water bills and benefit your local environment too?
How to fit your water saving pack
Once you've ordered your pack, you'll need to know how to fit it!
The Metherall-Cooks will show you exactly what you need to do to, simply click the appropriate link to watch the video.
Energy saving tips
Want to find out what temperature you should set your washing machine to? How much can you really save from turning off your electrical appliances?
For a list of useful energy saving tips and potential savings, take a look at the Energy Saving Trust website to take a look at a list of 10 energy saving quick wins.