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Heatwave: Top tips for saving water

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

As the country continues to experience a heatwave, water companies have been encouraging people to save water in a bid to avoid a hosepipe ban.

Water pressure in many parts of the country, including Manchester and Cheshire has been affected by the hot weather, with these places experiencing no or even low pressure.

There is particular demand for water in the morning and evening, when people are home from work. You can see current water pressure incidents from across the country by checking out this live feed from United Utilities.

With water companies advising householders to save water, it is a good idea to ask your tenants to do the same. Check out these top tips from United Utilities on how to save water.

What you can do to save water
  • Spend one minute less in the shower Did you know that if each member of a family of four spent one minute less in the shower than they normally would, approximately 36 litres of water a day could be saved!
  • Use a washing up bowl Washing up bowls a re a great way to save water because instead of letting the tap run for longer than it needs to, washing up in the bowl can save water by up to 50%. If you provide your tenants with a dishwasher in your properties, this is even better to use as often they use less water than washing dishes by hand. It important to make sure that a full dishwasher load is done each time.
  • Turn off the tap One of the slightly more obvious ways to reduce the amount of water tenants use is by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves as much as six litres of water per minute.
  • Boil only what you need It’s often very easy to overfill the kettle when they make a cup of tea or coffee, but in order to save water, its best to only boil the
Learn more
  • To learn more about water and drainage check out our useful guide
  • The RLA also run a Utilities course, covering your obligations around gas, electrical and water supply safety.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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