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Victoria Plum's top 5 water saving tips

Posted by Adam Chard in DIY advice | 1 year ago 3 min read

Did you know that there are approximately 60 million people living in the UK, using on average 150 litres of water per day for washing, cooking and drinking?*

Over half of that daily figure is used when we are in the bathroom, which is why we’ve put together a list of our top 5 water saving tips that will not only benefit the economy, by reducing the amount of water wasted but will also have long term financial benefits for you and your home.

1. Brushing

Whilst brushing your teeth, you can use as much as 10 litres of water per minute—if you spend 5 minutes per day cleaning your teeth, that’s 50 litres of water per day and 350 litres per week! However, by simply turning your tap off in-between brushing your teeth and rinsing, it can save a lot of this wasted water.

Lunar toothbrush holder and tumbler

2. Bathing

When taking a bath you use around 100 litres of water. By installing a bath made from acrylic, the water will retain its warmth so you don’t have to keep adding hot water.

Orchard square edge single ended straight bath

An acrylic bath keeps your water warmer for longer

3. Showering

If you choose to take a shower over a bath, you will be automatically be saving around 40% of the water you use.

Shower bath

The best of both worlds: A shower bath gives you the option of a water-saving shower

4. Flushing

The average person goes to the toilet 5 times a day—this can waste as much as 10, 950 litres of water if you have an older toilet installed, as they use up to 12 litres of water per flush. Many of the toilets at Victoria Plum offer an economic dual flush toilet cistern that uses either 3 or 6 litres of water per flush—saving you up to 75% of the water you may have been using previously.

Eden close coupled toilet with soft close toilet seat

The Eden close coupled toilet comes with a dual flush of 3 or 6 litres

5. Dripping taps

By replacing that annoying, dripping tap, you will save 90 litres of water every week and 4,680 litres every year.

Wharfe basin mixer tap

Our basin mixer taps, such as the Wharfe, contain high quality cartridges with ceramic discs for drip-free use

*Source: For more details visit the Bathroom Association website.

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in DIY advice | 1 year ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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