WaterFuture - Get into water

Tap water is precious - why use more than you need?

Come rain or shine, saving water makes sense. Water is a finite resource that we share with the environment. Every litre of water saved is a litre returned back to the environment. The less water we use, the more we can keep our rivers and streams flowing and nature thriving.

The more we have to treat and distribute, the more it costs. Using less helps the environment and will save you money if you have a water meter (use less, pay less!).

Save water in your home

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
  • Keep a jug of water in the fridge so you don’t have to run your tap cold
  • Use a bowl for washing up / rinsing fruit and veg – then use this water for plants   
  • Have a shower instead of a bath
  • Only use your dishwasher or washing machine when you have a full load (this will save money on your energy bills too)
  • Only fill the kettle with as much water as you need (this will save energy too)
  • Fix leaking taps and toilets

Save water in your garden

  • Use a water butt to collect rainwater – it could fill up with water for free 300 times a year
  • Use a watering can to get water where your plants really need it – at their roots and not on foliage
  • It’s best to water plants early in the morning, or in the evening, when it will take longer for it to evaporate
  • Mulch around plants using organic matter such as wood chip or compost. Use stones, gravel or sea shells as a mulch to dress plants in pots. Mulching is marvellous: it deters weeds, improves soil texture and helps soil retain water
  • During dry spells, focus watering on young plants as they establish, vegetable crops and plants growing in pots
  • Place a stick or other marker where you have planted rambling or trailing plants – that way you know you are watering their roots
  • If there is a dry spell, your lawn will not look as lush but it will recover when it rains again. If it needs mowing, set your lawnmower to cut higher and leave clippings where they fall to act as mulch
  • Spending more time in the garden lets you get to know it well – which parts dry out first, which areas hold on to water, what is in shade and when.

Free water-saving goodies

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Crocodile Toothy Timer

Save up to 12 litres every time your child brushes by encouraging them to turn off the tap in between rinses.

Buffaloo Cistern Bag

Insert into your toilet cistern and save water every time you flush.

8L Regulated Flowpoint Grey Shower Head

This water efficient shower head regulates water flow to a superb 8 litres per minute, operating from as little as 0.2 bar pressure.

4 Minute Shower Timer

Helps reduce water and energy usage, by challenging you to cut down the time you spend in the shower.

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Shower Regulator

ShowerSave regulates your shower and can save you money on your utility bills, even if you’re not on a water meter.


Dramatically reduces the need for frequent watering.

5L Regulated Tap Insert Twin Pack

Limits splashing, reduces velocity of stream while providing plenty of water for your everyday needs in the bathroom.