Bathroom Toilet

Water-Saving Tips for the Bathroom

Water reuse is another area where water savings can be recognized. EkoSource has information relating to re-usable water fit for purpose and designs for DIY grey water recycling systems. EkoSource is able to provide a number of greywater recycling systems which can be used to provide gardening water and water to flush your toilets, thereby reducing your water bill substantially.  

Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 280 litres of water.

While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 1200 litres a month.

When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub fills.

Use a water-saving showerhead (our EcoBeta range has a number of water-saving devices). They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 2000 litres a month.

Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 600 litres a month.

Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets. We have a set of EcoBeta products that can assist you in this regard.

Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 600 litres per month

One drip every second adds up to 20 litres per day! Check your faucets and showerheads for leaks.

Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 4000 Litres per month.

Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 20 Litres a minute. That’s up to 800 litres a week for a family of four.

Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.

Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 600 litres per month

If your shower fills a 5-litre bucket in less than 30 seconds, replace the showerhead with a water-saving model or put a flow reducer inline, comfortable showers can be had with water flow between 5 and 8 litres per minute.

If your toilet is old investigate purchasing a new toilet these can reduce the amount of water used for each flush significantly. Newer models generally use less the 9 litres per flush with some newer models using as little as 2 litres

When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

Look for EcoBeta toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

Upgrade older toilets with water-saving dual flush retrofits or alternatively different models. Please look at our EcoBeta range for proven water savings.

Try taking a cold shower regularly, they are shown to have health benefits, use less energy and shorten your showering times.

If your toilet flusher doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush for solid waste. EcoBeta system can be used to convert toilets to dual flush systems, or alternatively ask for an EcoBeta low flow volume toilet.

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