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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