You don't need to make big lifestyle changes to save water. Our water-saving tips will show you how simple changes can make a really big difference.
1. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
A running tap can use 6 litres of water per minute, so turn off the tap while you keep that smile sparkling.
2. Take shorter showers. We recommend four minutes!
On average a shower uses 10 litres of water a minute. Take the four-minute challenge - time yourself using our four-minute shower timer.
Order now: If you're one of our customers you can order a free four-minute shower timer by visiting: www.thameswater.co.uk/freebies
3. Skip the car wash
A dirty car shows you're doing your bit to save water.
Be proud to be dirty.
4. Fully load your washing machine
A fully-loaded washing machine will use half as much water as two small loads. Keep clothes smelling lovely and fresh whilst saving water.
5. Only flush the toilet if you need to
On average, each flush uses 7 litres of water. On top of only flushing when you need to - you can save extra water by installing a save-a-flush. This bag of harmless crystals will save up to 1 litre on every flush.
Order now: If you're one of our customers you can order a free save-a-flush by visiting: www.thameswater.co.uk/freebies
6. Make your garden water efficient
Start opting for plants that don't mind going without a drink for a while. We've put together a handy guide on how to create your own water efficient garden. How to create a water efficient garden
Your local garden centre will also be able to offer advice on plants that need less water.
7. Fix leaking taps
A dripping tap can waste more than 60 litres of water per week. In most cases, all that is required is a new washer.
Tip: Use our search tool to find an approved plumber: www.thameswater.co.uk/approvedplumbers
8. Keep a jug of our top-notch tap water in the fridge
There's nothing better than a glass of ice-cold water. Keep a jug of it in the fridge and you won't have to run the tap to wait for it to get cold.
9. Dig out that washing-up bowl and turn off the tap
Turn off the tap when washing dishes or vegetables - a bowl of water will do just as good a job as a running tap.
10. Order a water butt
Collect rainwater to use on your plants and lawn.
Order now: If you're one of our customers you can order a discounted water butt and £1 raised from every order will be donated to the London Wildlife Trust. Visit: www.thames.savewater.co.uk
11. Save water every time you have a cuppa
Only boil the amount of water you need so that you don't heat water
you won't use.
This will save water and reduce your energy bills, and it also takes less time for the kettle to boil - so you can enjoy your cup of tea sooner.