In the Kitchen

Always wait until your washing machine and dishwasher are full before turning them on. You'll save up to 10 litres and lots energy each time.

The average home boils the kettle around 24 times a week and 75% of people boil more water than they need. Boiling just what you need will save you a little water and a lot of energy.

If your appliances are old it might be time to trade them in. Modern washing machines and dishwashers use less water and electricity and will pay for themselves over time.

In the Garden

Save water by using a bucket and sponge to wash your car instead of a hose.

Rainwater is free and it's better for your garden than mains water. Fitting a water butt can save over 5,000 litres per year.

Use a watering can instead of a hose to water your plants. If you must use a hose, save water by using a nozzle sprayer.

If you like a cold glass of water when it's hot outside, put a jug of water in the fridge instead of wasting water by waiting for it to run cold.

In the Bathroom

If you can, take a shower instead of a bath - it uses half as much water.

Even then, the shower will still be the largest water user in your home. Fit a flow-saving shower head and take the four-minute-shower challenge to save around 15,000 litres per year.

Installing a water displacement device in your cistern will save around 5,500 litres of water each year.

The Whole Home

Of course, one of the best ways to save is to add a Flowsave Valve to your home. You'll save water around the entire house without a second thought. It's that easy.