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How to reduce water waste in the bathroom

12th May 2021

Saving water is crucial, especially after such a dry winter and the warm summer months quickly approaching. Today we are going to be sharing some tips on how to reduce water waste in the bathroom.

  • If your toilet doesn’t have a dual-flush system, put a 1L bottle of water in the toilet tank to reduce the volume of water flushed.
  • Check your toilet for leaks at least once a year. A quick test you can do is to put food colouring in your toilet tank and if it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak!
  • If you turn off the water while you brush your teeth, you can save up to 15 litres per minute, equivalent to approx. 760 litres a week for a family of four.
  • Turn the water off while you lather up to wash your hands, face and hair.
  • Reuse your towels to avoid unnecessary loads of washing.

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  • Keep your showers to five minutes to conserve water.
  • While waiting for your hot water in the shower, collect the running water in a bucket and use it to water plants, wash the floors or flush the toilet.
  • Avoid taking a bath, as it requires approx. 265 litres of water to fill up.
  • Replace the showerhead with an aerated one, or one with eco-stop function that saves water.
  • Fix any water leaks, one drop every second adds up to 19 litres per day!
  • Use aerators for your household taps. This device spreads the stream of water coming out of the tap into tiny droplets. This will prevent splashing, save water and increase water pressure.
  • Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.
  • While shaving, put the plug into the sink instead of leaving the water running to rinse your razor and save up to 1136 litres a month.

(Source: water.org.mt).

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