How do I save water in my home?

Posted on: 13 May 24

For the eighth year running, Water Saving Week 13th and 17th May is being hosted by Waterwise, the leading charity in the UK for using water wisely, for the benefit of people and the planet.

The week-long campaign raises awareness of saving both water and money in your home, to understand the value of water and ways we can use it well. During the week, everyone is encouraged to make small changes to their daily routine so that together, we can make a big difference.

Tips To Save Water & Money In Your Home

Water Saving Week is the perfect opportunity for sharing water- and money-saving ideas to reduce wastage and cut energy bills in your home.

Throughout the week, Waterwise will be offering challenges, tips, and information on topics, including:

  • Engaging video content to conserve water at home
  • Access to downloadable signs and posters to share at home and work
  • Setting a leaky toilet challenge and explaining a simple way to check your loo
  • Kitchen habits such as mindful eating and using leftover water
  • Ways to cut water wastage in the bathroom

To find out more about Water Saving Week, click here.

What Can Nehemiah Do To Help?

At Nehemiah, we want our tenants to live in affordable, comfortable homes, and to use water well for their benefit and the wider benefit.

To mark Water Saving Week, we have some tips of our own for our tenants, too:

  • Ditch the bath
    By switching to the shower, most people use less water than in the bath.
  • Shorten showers
    You can save up to £128 per year just by reducing your shower time by 1 minute.
  • Taps off
    When doing the washing up or brushing your teeth, for example, turn the tap off until you actually need the water – and you’ll save approximately 6 litres every minute.
  • Fill appliances
    Try to wait until the dishwasher or washing machine is full before you put it on.
  • Spot leaks
    Leaky taps and toilets waste a lot of water. Spot them early and cut water wastage.

If you have any extra tips on saving water, get in touch with us and we’ll share them during Water Saving Week. Together, we can become more careful and thoughtful with our water use.

For further information on Water Saving Week and how you can get involved, or to share tips with us, you can contact your Housing Officer or call us on 0121 358 0966 or email contact@nehemiah.co.uk and we will be happy to help.