Did you know that much of your water use at home contributes to your energy bill? Each person in the UK uses on average, about 150 litres each day. But about 30% of your household energy bill is from heating the water - when you shower, run hot water from the tap, and use your kettle, washing machine and dishwasher. This is on average about £200 per year.
When we use water, we are often using energy – mostly to heat the water. Generating energy produces carbon dioxide emissions - and carbon dioxide is one of the main greenhouse gases which causes climate change. Heating water in our homes adds up to make up about 5% of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions.
Saving a little water is very easy. Saving water can reduce your water bill (if you’re on a water meter), reduce your energy use and bills, reduce the impact on your local environment, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by using less energy to pump, heat and treat the water. If every UK home reduced their hot water use by just 5%, the carbon dioxide saving would be equivalent to taking more than half a million cars off the roads!
No one likes to waste water. However, only about 8% of people release their water usage contributes to their energy bills. How well do you know your water usage? Do you know how much your family uses? Do you know how much water and energy you could save by being water efficient? Do you know what simple water use changes can save you money? Find out now.
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