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.  

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.