1. Stay hydrated
It’s important to stay hydrated all year round because every part of your body needs water to work properly. It’s even more important when the weather gets hot.
2. Have a shower
In hot weather everyone uses more water so we should be careful how we use it. Not only is a shower refreshing, it also uses approximately half the water a bath uses.
3. Recycle your water
If you have used a paddling pool, cover it overnight and use it again tomorrow. Then, when you've finished, use it to water the garden too.
4. Watering cans over hoses
A water hose can use more water in an hour than a family normally uses in two days. Water your plants in the evening with a watering can – they’ll love you for it. It’s also more effective as less water will evaporate.
5. Leave the lawn
Lawns are great survivors, unless it’s new turf or seed it doesn’t need watering so go easy on the sprinkler – setting the mower a bit higher will also help in hot weather.
6. Get out the bucket and sponge
Wash your car with a bucket and sponge, not a hosepipe – or just wash the windows, lights and mirrors
7. Look out for leaking loos
Our water resources are healthy, even though we had a dry winter, but it’s still important to save water on the hot days. Stuck buttons on dual flush toilets can waste hundreds of litres of water every day.
9. Turn it off
Simply turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, washing hands or shaving can save you over 6 litres of water every minute – that’s enough water for 35 cups of tea.
For more information on how to save water, energy and money visit our water saving pages.
Every drop counts. If you spot a leak, let us know.