Water Night UK is an upcoming event organised by WaterWise and The Water Conservancy to take place on Thursday 19th October 2023. The aim of Water Night UK is to raise awareness about water conservation and highlight the importance of sustainable water practices. During this event Waterwise are asking households and individuals to turn off all non-essential taps from 5pm-10pm to highlight the value of water and inspire them to take action in their daily lives. By bringing Water Night to the UK, individuals and communities will have the opportunity to learn, connect, and contribute to a more water-conscious society.

Waterwise is an independent non-profit organisation that focuses on promoting water efficiency and sustainable water use in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to tackle the challenges of water scarcity and support water conservation efforts through research, education, and advocacy. Waterwise UK collaborates with government agencies, water suppliers, businesses, and individuals to develop and implement water-saving initiatives. The organisation provides practical advice, resources, and information to help individuals and businesses save water, reduce wastage, and contribute to a more sustainable water future. Through its work, Waterwise UK plays a crucial role in raising awareness about water efficiency and encouraging responsible water use across the country.

The water conservancy
The water conservancy

The Water Conservancy is an Australian organisation that focuses on water conservation, management, and education. Its mission is to promote sustainable water practices, protect water resources, and raise awareness about the importance of water conservation in Australia. The Water Conservancy works closely with communities, businesses, government agencies, and other organisations to develop and implement initiatives that support responsible water use. These initiatives may include water education programs, water efficiency campaigns, and the development of innovative water management solutions. Through its efforts, The Water Conservancy aims to ensure a secure and sustainable water future for Australia, considering the unique challenges and needs of the country’s water resources.

Water Night UK in collaboration with The Water Conservancy is a fantastic initiative to raise water awareness. This event will provide a platform to educate and engage people in the importance of water conservation. By joining forces, Waterwise and The Water Conservancy can create a bigger impact and inspire individuals to act towards saving water at home and beyond.

The Stats

Statistics on home water wastage highlight the need for water conservation and the importance of adopting water-saving practices. Here are some key statistics related to home water wastage:

Leaks: According to the Environment Agency, an average household can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water each year due to leaks.

Toilet Water Usage: Toilets account for about 30% of residential indoor water usage. Older, inefficient toilets can use as much as 6 gallons of water per flush, while newer, water-efficient models use around 1.6 gallons or less.

Showers: The average shower uses around 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Reducing shower time by just one minute can save approximately 2.5 gallons of water.

Taps: A constantly dripping tap can waste hundreds of gallons of water per month. Fixing a leaky tap can save up to 3,000 gallons of water annually.

Outdoor Water Usage: Outdoor water usage, including watering lawns, gardens, and washing cars, can account for a significant portion of household water consumption. Using water-efficient irrigation methods and capturing rainwater can help reduce this usage.

Laundry: Washing machines account for about 15-20% of household water usage. Using a water-efficient washing machine and ensuring full loads can help conserve water.

Dishwashing: Handwashing dishes under a running faucet can use up to 27 gallons of water, while using a dishwasher with a full load can use only around 3 gallons of water.

These statistics highlight the significance of addressing water wastage at home and encourage individuals to adopt water-saving practices to conserve this valuable resource.

How can I make sure I'm using water efficiently in the home?

Water is a precious resource and using it efficiently in our homes is crucial. Not only does it help us save money on our bills, but it also reduces our impact on the environment. Here are some simple yet effective ways to ensure you’re using water efficiently at home, with tips on how to save more:

 

  • 1
    Fix any leaks

    Leaky taps, toilets, and pipes can waste a significant amount of water. Regularly check for and repair any leaks to prevent unnecessary water loss.

  • 2
    Opt for water-efficient appliances

    When purchasing new appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, choose models with high water efficiency ratings. These appliances are designed to use less water while still providing excellent performance.

  • 3
    Water plants in the morning

    Water your plants early in the morning to minimize evaporation. This ensures optimal water absorption by the roots. Likewise, tweak your irrigation settings. Set your irrigation system to water plants during the early morning or late evening when evaporation is minimal.

  • 4
    Install water-efficient fixtures

    Consider installing low-flow showerheads and taps, as well as dual flush toilets. These fixtures are designed to reduce water consumption without compromising performance.

  • 5
    Be mindful of water usage while doing the housework

    When washing clothes, make sure to do full loads, as this maximises efficiency. Additionally. When washing dishes, scrape off food scraps instead of rinsing them off under running water.

  • 6
    Collect and reuse water

    Utilise rainwater harvesting systems to collect rainwater for outdoor watering needs. Additionally, save the water used for rinsing fruits and vegetables or boiling pasta and use it for watering plants.

  • 7
    Use a timer for showers

    Showers can consume a significant amount of water, especially if you tend to take a long time.

  • 8
    Store cold drinking water

    Keep a jug of drinking water in the fridge to avoid running the tap and waiting for it to cool.

  • 9
    Install a water meter

    Monitor your water usage by installing a water meter. This will help you track your consumption and identify potential areas for improvement.

  • 10
    Educate your family

    Spread awareness about water conservation among your family members and encourage everyone to adopt water-saving practices.

By implementing these 10 simple steps, you can make a significant difference in water conservation at home. Saving water not only helps the environment but also reduces your utility bills. Together, we can create a sustainable future for generations to come.

Waterguard Home
Waterguard Home

Waterguard systems that prevent water wastage

Waterguard residential products are designed to help homeowners in conserving water and promoting sustainable water usage practices. These products offer innovative solutions that can help reduce water wastage and promote efficiency in everyday water usage. From water sensing and water monitoring by time and volume, Waterguard products aim to make a positive impact in water conservation at home. By installing Waterguard residential systems into your household, you can contribute towards a more sustainable future while also potentially saving on your water bills and saving you from the catastrophic effects of leaking and burst water pipes.

To learn more, reach out to enquiries@waterguard.co.uk or call 01226 244200