There are many ways you can save water at home to help reduce your bills.

If you have received your bill and it is higher than normal, there may be a few reasons why this may have occurred. You might have had spikes in water usage or have a leak on your property.

Saving water at home

Here are some tips to help you save water at home:

  • Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth to save 5 litres per minute.
  • Fill the sink with a small amount of water to rinse your razor and face when shaving instead of running the tap.
  • Consider installing flow restrictors in your taps, as they can reduce water flow by up to 50 per cent.
  • Use water crystals and mulch to keep the garden thriving without using lots of water.
  • Reuse the water from water bottles and pet bowls on your garden.
  • Place a saucer under pot plants to save any water from being lost.
  • Mow on the highest setting and leave lawn clippings on your grass – it’s great compost and helps hold moisture.
  • Use a bucket in the shower to catch the water before it goes down the drain and use it for watering plants .

More information on saving water at home.

Spikes in water usage

Have you had visitors, laid new turf or has the weather been much hotter? These can all contribute to higher than usual usage.

For example, you might have:

  • topped up the pool
  • been watering the garden more
  • having visitors come to stay, or
  • cleaning up after storms.

Detecting leaks at home

There may be a spike in your bill due to leaks on your property. It is important to check for leaks to ensure you are not wasting water and therefore the cost of your bill will increase.

More information on detecting leaks at home.