How to Save Water in the Bathroom
June 29, 2018 8:57 am
Water is one of the world’s most precious natural resources. However, it takes a lot of it to grow the food we eat, power the energy that we use and produce the things that we buy. In an effort to reduce your water footprint, changing bathroom habits is an easy and effective way to do so. According to recent research, the average person in the UK uses around 150 litres of water per day. This is the equivalent to almost two full bathtubs of water per person per day, or 54,750 litres per person each year, most of which is flushed away.
At Crosswater, we’re dedicated to ensuring our products are as environmentally-efficient as possible. Buying products that are WRAS approved is a calculable way to guarantee that you are not only saving-water but also utilising it in the most efficient way possible. These regulations require that water fittings, such as valves and taps do not cause waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of the water supply. Part G of the government’s building regulations now requires all new domestic buildings meet a maximum water consumption of 125 litres per person each day, which means that our bathroom habits are under pressure to become more economical. If you have water outlets that do not comply with these regulations, then you can insert flow regulators into your basin tap or shower hose that will allow you to control the amount of water your taps use. At Crosswater, we stock Neoperl® regulators, whilst over 200 of our products already proudly wear the WRAS badge of approval, including a superior selection of showerheads, valves, basin taps and bath fillers.
The bathroom space is constantly evolving, and as homeowners we’re asking so much more of the fixtures and fittings. Luxury rainfall showers, high-tech digital valves and multi-outlet systems that include the likes of body jets, dual-function shower flows and additional handsets all require our bathrooms to work harder than ever and use more energy to run. Designs like the Crosswater Dial valve offers an innovative system that allows the user to precisely control the shower flow in order to manage water consumption. With older style shower systems, the user is restricted to only one flow pressure, and if this is a rainfall or power-shower then the water usage is much higher with every use. For everyday use, Dial can be used on one of the lowest flow settings to save water during high-footfall times, but you still have the option for a luxurious soak every now and again.
What you can do to save water:
Reduce your shower time by one minute; this could save up to 9,000 litres of water per year.
Turn off your tap whilst brushing your teeth. A running tap can waste as much as 17 litres of water a minute.
It takes around 300 litres of water to fill a bath, so consider these an occasional treat.