Save water

Water is essential to life. It plays a part in almost all of our daily activities and there’s a growing need for us to all try and use less water. By implementing small behaviour changes water wastage would be minimised which would not only reduce costs but also its impact on the environment. Here are our simple top tips on how we can all save water.

Turn off the tap

Ise a washing up bowl rather than under a running tap and when you brush your teeth and turn off the tap it can save 6 litres of water per minute!

Take a shorter shower

Showering can use up to 20 litres of water per minute, try to reduce the time you’re in the shower and aim for 4 minutes.

Put on a full load of washing

This reduces the number of clothes washes you have to do, saving you time and laundry costs too.

Cool your water

Put a bottle of tap water in the fridge so you have cold water instantly without the need for running the tap through.

Report dripping taps

Dripping taps can waste 15 litres of water a day so if you notice any drips get them reported as soon as you can. More information on fault reporting is available on the FRCS intranet.

Don’t overfill the kettle

Only boil the amount of water you need, whether you are cooking food or making a drink. 200ml is the ideal amount of water for a single hot drink.

Adopt mindful cooking habits

Use your fridge to defrost your leftovers and why not steam vegetables rather than boiling them? You’ll retain more nutrients and flavour too. If you do boil something, drain the excess water into a pot, allow it to cool and recycle it to use in another dish or to water plants, they love the starch and nutrients it’s enriched.

Try not to waste food

A lot of water is used in food production, meaning your diet is as important as your tap when it comes to conserving water.

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