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This page lists a load of ways you can save water in your home.
  • A standard toilet flush uses 10 litres every time, but doesn't need nearly so much.
    • Don't flush so much! As they say, "if it's brown, flush it down; if it's yellow, let it mellow".
    • Email flushsavers@southernwater.co.uk to get a free flush saver, which sits in your cistern and reduces the amount used each time.
    • Go low-tech and just put a couple of bricks into your cistern to get the same effect.
    • If you're replacing a toilet, get a modern variable flush model.
  • Use the shower instead of using the bath
    • For extra bonus points, turn off the shower unless you're rinsing off.
    • Power showers can use as much water as a bath if you hang around in them too long.
  • Install a water butt for watering your garden.
    • West Sussex County Council have some offers available online.
    • DIY stores have plenty more options, and even have pumps so you can still use your hosepipe.
  • Use your dishwasher.
    • It uses less water than doing it by hand.
    • Of course, make sure it's full each time.
    • If you're replacing an old one, make sure you get an efficient new model.
  • Washing machine
    • Again, make sure it's full when you run it.
    • And get a new efficient model when your old one explodes.
  • Keep water in the fridge, instead of running the tap until it goes cold.
  • Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth
  • Cooking using a steamer or microwave will use less water than boiling things on the hob.
  • It's more complex, but if you can, reuse your bathwater on your garden, either with a properly installed greywater system, or with a hosepipe or bucket!
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