There are plenty of ways to save water in the kitchen. Not only is this eco friendly but it can also cut your metred water bills.
Choose A or A+ appliances
A or A+ rated washing machines and dishwashers use less energy and water than lower-rated ones. This helps cut carbon emissions and save water too. But always use with a full load.
Small changes also make a difference
- Wash vegetables and fruit in a washing up bowl, rather than under a tap and then use the water in the garden.
- And fill the kettle with only as water much as you need.
- Use a steamer which stacks vegetables rather than boil them in separate pans. (And use the water – once cool – in the garden.)
- Use a plug in the sink.
- Turn off taps tightly.
- Chill drinking water in the fridge rather than run the tap to get the water cold.
Fit a tap aerator nozzle
This fits inside the nozzle of an existing tap and aerates the water flow. The result is you use less water but without any loss of pressure. You need a tap that is threaded so the replacement nozzle can be screwed into place. And check the size before you buy.
Don’t wash the floor as often
Rather than wash the whole floor, wipe up small spills when they happen and sweep rather than mop. Tackle sticky areas with a damp cloth rather getting a bucket full of water out. Use less chemicals so that the water can be reused in the garden.
How to save water and money
Whether you want to cut those metred water bills, keep the garden looking blooming lovely despite the hosepipe ban or simply be more water conscious around the home, we have loads of water saving tips and water saving gadgets for you…