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Six tips on saving water

The careful use of water as a resource makes sense. First of all, you reduce the amount of money you spend on water. Secondly, saving water helps protect the environment. After all, the treatment of drinking water and the transport and disposal of wastewater require a lot of energy.

And at least half of the water used every day in households in the western world is consumed in the bathroom. That’s why it’s worth leveraging the savings potential in the bathroom.

These six tips will help you considerably reduce how much water you use in the bathroom, saving money and energy.

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Tip 1 – Shower instead of a bath

When full, you need around 50 gallons of water to fill a bathtub, in comparison to just 10 gallons for a five-minute shower. The difference in water consumption is striking – particularly if you combine it with Tip 2.

Tip 2 – Water-saving shower head

A water-saving shower head can reduce the rate of water flow in the shower by almost half. Incidentally, the water flow can also be reduced using special faucet upgrades, like low-flow outlets. Now that's effective water saving!

Tip 3 – Dual flush

Geberit offers both the flush stop and the dual flush. It is not necessary to flush the maximum amount of water through the toilet. But there’s no need to worry for those who are not yet equipped: a flush stop can be retrofitted quickly and easily.

Tip 4 - Turning off the faucet

It takes time to clean your teeth, wash your hands, or shave. You do need water at the beginning and again at the end, but there is no sense in letting the water run throughout. So, turn the faucet off temporarily and save a considerable amount of water in the process.

Tip 5 - Reducing the amount of hot water

Hot water is the most problematic water in any household; heating it in your own boiler means using additional energy. Furthermore, it always takes a while for the hot water to make its way from the boiler to the outlet. In the meantime, unused cold water splashes out of the faucet. Washing your hands quickly with hot water results in disproportionately high water consumption. A rethink could well pay off.

Tip 6 - Mending a dripping faucet

A constantly dripping faucet doesn’t just get on your nerves, it also puts a strain on your water bill – and the environment. This is something you should fix as soon as you can. A dirty or worn seal is usually the reason for a dripping faucet. It doesn’t take much to clean or replace a seal, and it pays off two to three times over.

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