Many people, whether environmentally concerned or economically concerned, may ask themselves this question, 'how do I save water'? There are the obvious methods such as, stop washing, stop doing the laundry, stop cleaning the dishes, stop watering the garden, drink alcohol instead; techniques many of us adhere to during our student years. However, recent studies have proven that it is possible to save water AND maintain personal hygiene.
It may surprise you to know that we use on average 150 litres of water a day, most of which we don't even notice we are using.
- Flushing the toilet alone uses 8/9 litres, so that in itself can easily add up to at least 27 litres a day.
- A shower a day can account for another 30 litres used, a bath is three times that much.
- You can waste 9 litres simply by leaving the tap running while brushing your teeth.