How to Save Water at Home

Water is such a valuable resource we often take for granted. Reducing our water usage can result in saving money, energy and the planet.

As Ecohumans, it's our mission to conserve the Earth's resources where and when we can.

Using less water leads to less money and energy going towards treating and pumping water which in turn equals to less carbon emissions which contribute to greenhouse gases.

Although we don't necessarily pay for water in Scotland, it doesn't mean we should make less of an effort to preserve it where possible.

We've come up with a list of easy water-saving tips you can start today. So easy that our kids could and should do them. After all, there's no harm in starting young to build up those good habits!


First, and probably the most obvious and easiest way to save water is not to run the tap when brushing your teeth ­­– it’s completely unnecessary! Think of all the water one person would waste on a lifetime of toothbrushing with the tap still running. Just don’t do it.

Any water you haven’t drank and have had sitting out for a while you can use to water your house or garden plants or to top up your vase. No point pouring it down the drain when it can be used to help your flowers bloom and your plants grow.

When you’re running the cold tap for drinking water, fill your kettle with the water you’re running to save for later use.

Alternatively, use a water jug and keep in your fridge to have cold water instantly!

Invest in a water butt/rainwater tank. With ever-growing water bills, opting to use a water butt instead of your garden tap will save you a lot money in the long run.

How great will it feel to know you’re watering your garden with free water! You can also use water from your butt to clean your car or wash your windows.


Take shorter showers! It's not always easy to hop out on those cold winter mornings when all you want to do is stand a nice warm shower, but jumping out a few minutes earlier than usual will save so much water and energy.

Use water saving shower and tap heads. Using these water efficient devices control the flow and spray pattern of water to help reduce the amount of water used.

Only use your washing machine or dishwasher when there is a full load ready, meaning you cut out all those washes in between that aren't really necessary. Save on energy, water and household supplies.

Fix any drippy taps or showers you have in the house and avoid unnecessary water waste.

Now did any of what we’ve said above sound particularly difficult? We certainly hope not!

As Ecohumans let’s take it upon ourselves to save our planet’s resources for our children and future generations.

If you incorporate at least one of the above into your daily routine then you’re off to a great start.

As we always say, it’s about building up a lifetime of good habits that are sure to have a positive impact on our planet. Every drop of water saved truly does help!

1 comment

  • JB1

    Great tips Jazelle. I look forward to reading your monthly blog. To add to your kettle point, I also only boil the amount I need at any one time. My friend puts on a whole kettle and uses it throughout the day, boiling it over and over. He’s mad!
    I have pet geese and when I tip out their pond daily I do it near my herbaceous border so the plants get a drink.
    Keep up the good blogging!

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