water pouring into a glass
Hayley Carmichael
Communications Manager
2 minute read

Let's get water wise together

The average person uses around 140 litres of water a day – so, let's get Water Wise this May with Water Saving Week (13th – 17th May).

Saving water uses less energy, helps combat climate related drought and reduces our carbon footprint. Energy is needed to filter, heat and pump water into our homes to make it safe to use.

tap running water at a kitchen sink

Using less water also benefits our wildlife, it keeps more water in our ecosystem for things like wetlands that are home to many animals.

Easy ways to save on water:

  • Turn the tap off when it's not needed – Turning the tap off when doing things like brushing your teeth saves you around 6 litres of water a minute.
  • Use the correct dual flush button on the toilet – A dual flush button gives you the option of a full flush or a half flush. Using the half flush button will save at least 3 litres of water a day.
  • Only fill the kettle with what you need – Filling a kettle with more water than you need wastes water and uses unnecessary energy, so try cut it down to use only what you need.
  • Report that dripping tap – Fixing a dripping tap saves around 60 litres of water a week!
  • Keep your showers under 4 minutes – Cutting your shower time down will cut your water and energy usage down. Consider asking your water company for a free timer to keep your shower time to a limit.