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Top ten water-saving tips

 The water we use on a daily basis comes directly from freshwater sources found in nature because surface water accounts for 70% of our water supply in the UK.Together with Finish, a dishwashing brand, WWF is restoring 500 million liters of freshwater to the UK, spreading the word about how vital freshwater is to the health of the natural world, and encouraging people to take small, everyday steps to save water.While reducing your household's water footprint is a great way for you to make an impact on your own water footprint, governments and water 

companies can make the biggest difference in how our freshwater is used.Check out our top ten water-saving suggestions and get started making a difference.WWF-Canada 1 / Istockphoto.comSwitching to showers instead of baths is a simple way to save water.In the event that you're now a shower individual, have a go at holding your shower to 4 minutes or less.Check with your water provider to find out if your provider will send you a free shower timer.

2.REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE SPRINKLER If you have a garden, turn off the sprinklers!You can still water your garden without them by using cooking water or purchasing a water butt that stores water for you to use throughout the year.The additional nutrients will be beneficial to your plants!Unsplash 3: Running TapSwitch OFF THE TAP
Running taps squander as much as 6 liters of water a moment.So, when you're brushing your teeth, turn off the water, or try filling a bowl with water to rinse fruits and vegetables to keep them clean and save water!

4.Filling a bowl with water while doing the dishes is another way to reduce the amount of water that needs to be run.You will save a significant amount of water compared to washing everything under the tap if you fill a bowl with water and clean the items that are the cleanest first.
Unsplash: The Dishwasher by Nathan DumlaoCheck the capacity of your dishwasher!
Dishwashing saves 6000L annually, and not pre-rinsing your dishes before putting them in saves another 1000L annually.To learn more, check out our dishwasher challenge.

6.Use leftover cooking water or the water that comes from rinsing vegetables to water your plants and garden.

Unsplash/Dripping Tap / Sasikan-ulevik 7Fixing leaky faucets is an easy way to cut down on water waste. Check your faucets for leaks under the sink and for drips even when the tap is turned off.Additionally, numerous water providers offer free "leak strips," which, in the event that your toilet is leaking water and adhere to the bowl, change color.

8.Install LOW FLOW AERATORS ON YOUR TAPS AND SHOWERS These inexpensive adaptors aerate your water supply, allowing you to maintain the same water pressure while consuming significantly less water!It's worth checking with your water provider to see if they offer these for free.

Unsplash Metal Kettle / Kowit-phothisan 9Top Off A Container OF COLD WATER
Running the tap for cold water is a little ordinary activity that is truly simple to fix.You can ensure that you always have a supply of cold water without having to run the tap by making it a habit to fill a jug of water and store it in the refrigerator each day.

10.As a nation of tea drinkers, only add as much as you absolutely need to the kettle.The majority of kettles have indicators that let you know how much water is needed for each cup, so you can save water and energy by only filling the kettle to capacity.