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How to save water in your home

Discover the little changes you can make to your daily routine that will help you save water and money.


Why do we need to save water?

We rely on water every day, but our population is growing fast and climate change is bringing greater risk of floods and drought.

All this puts pressure on water supplies and means there's less water to go around.

Thankfully, just a few small changes to your daily routine will make a big difference. Try these simple tips to save water around your home.

The Unified Water Label

We've teamed up with DIY retailers, builders' merchants and manufacturers of bathroom fittings to introduce the Unified Water Label scheme. The aim is to help customers find water-efficient bathroom fittings such as taps, showers, toilets and baths.

The Unified Water Label was developed by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association and is operated by The Unified Water Label Association. The Label follows a similar approach to the Energy Efficiency Label found on white goods and includes information such as: flush performance of toilets, flow rate of taps and showers and capacity of baths.

You can also compare the water usage of similar products using the online 'find a product' tool. When searching, look for products which score within the green band of the label, as these are the more water-efficient products.

Nearly a quarter of your energy bill is spent on hot water. So, choosing more water-efficient products will help you to save money on your water and energy bills.

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