How to save water. Hot water is covered under "Heating and hot water"


Updated 3 Dec 2017

Not everyone associates water with energy, but energy is used to treat water, pump it to our homes and dispose of it afterwards. Moreover, lots of energy is used in our homes to heat our water.

Water tips:

  1. Fit a water meter to see how much water you’re using


See our link to water saving gadgets with information on where to get them, how much they cost and how easy they are to fit or use!


Parent topic

WinACC Home Energy Advice Service can help you save money, save energy and stay warm. These pages offer practical help and also ways frontline workers can help vulnerable people.
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Water saving

To check your water consumption, try the Energy Saving Trust's simple calculator

Rather than polluting watercourses with sewage, many ways exist to recycle it. Sewage Solutions explains such natural methods of treatment as reed beds, cess pits, water stabilization ponds, septic tanks and compost toilets, and also describes how to collect and recycle waste water.

For anyone setting up a complete water system from scratch, The Water Book is the definitive guide to managing your H2O. Covering all the potential sources of water, this book shows you how to find, connect, maintain, treat and store water, making it safe to drink in the most environmentally sound way possible.

  • Did you know that we use 70 per cent more water today than we did 40 years ago?
  • Or that about 95 per cent of water that gets delivered to our houses goes down the drain?
  • And that a garden hose can use almost as much water in an hour as an average family of four uses in one day?