How can you reduce your water consumption at home without compromising your comfort? Here are some important tips for lowering the bill, and at the same time using water in a spirit of sustainable development.

Opt for a shower

For a five-minute shower, it takes about 40 to 60 liters of water, while a bath swallows about 120 to 200 liters. Thus it evident that a bath is much more expensive financially and environmentally. It is therefore recommended to shower instead bathing as much as possible.

Avoid hand-washing

Contrary to popular belief, hand washing requires more water. Newer dishwashers use around 12 liters of water per wash, while hand-washed dishes require an average of 42 liters of water.

Track down leaks

Mini-leaks often go unnoticed. However, a continuously dripping tap can waste a hundred liters of water per day. With a leaking flush, we reach up to 600 liters of water lost daily, while the fact of improperly closing a tap (trickle of water) can cause 400 liters to flow in a day.

User your water economically

  • To water your plants, collect the water used to wash your fruits and vegetables.
  • Install taps with mixer or aerator, with considerable water savings.
  • When washing your hands or taking a shower, don’t let the water run when using the soap. Also turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
  • Invest in a washing machine or dishwasher with a highly ecological and economical label.
  • If possible, install a rainwater collection cistern.
Cassidy Perry

A certified dietician specializing in diabetes care, Cassidy has over a decade of experience working with diverse patient backgrounds. She writes health-related articles for the Scientific Origin.