Everyone knows that you can switch your electric provider and usually people save a lot of money when they do. A lot of people assume that just because you cannot switch your water provider, you cannot save money, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many different ways in which you can save money and here are some of the ways in which you can do this.
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Switch From Rates To A Meter
The way in which water bills are measured is by rates. If you are on rates, you pay a set monthly amount that is dependent on the value of your home and this is regardless of the water that you use in your home. Having a meter means you pay for what you use. The advantages of using a meter include:
- You only pay for the water that you use
- If you cut the amount of water you use you will be able to cut your bills down.
- Your meter will be fitted free of charge
On average, each person uses about 270 pints of water every day. If you move from rates to a meter and then watch your water consumption, meaning you can save hundreds of pounds. Here are a few other ways that you can save on water consumption.
- Have showers rather than baths
- Turn off the tap when you are brushing your teeth
- Wash up rather than using the dishwasher
- Don’t hose the garden every day or use water from a water butt
- Don’t clean your car too often
- Check you don’t have any leaks
How To Get A Water Meter
To get a water meter installed, you can go to your water provider’s website and see if you can apply. You will usually need to fill in an application or call and ask. It will be completely free to install and can be fitted inside and outside your home. Once your meter is installed you will also receive information back to help you with the next steps.
Limit Your Water Usage
One of the easiest ways to lower your bills is to reduce the amount of water that you use. If you are worried about your bills you should try and use your water responsibility and limit usage where possible. You should try and convince any of your family to do the same.
Even minor changes can help to save large amounts of water. Having showers instead of baths, turning off the tap whilst brushing your teeth, only running the washing machine when the load is full and if you have a leak, you need to get it fixed as soon as possible.
Be Careful What You Put Into The Toilet
Some people get rid of tissues, face wipes and other items down the toilet which can cause issues. These materials can clog up the toilet creating problems which will require you to hire a professional plumber.
Water Saving Technology
Technology is evolving everyday! There is also a huge range of technology that will help you to save water. You can use gadgets such as:
- Dual Flush Toilets – A dual flush system can reduce this down to 4 to 6 litres which help the environment and save you some money too.
- Modern Showerheads – There is a range of new models available and they are not costly to purchase. You can still enjoy a hot, powerful shower whilst still cutting down on the amount of water used.
- Cistern Displacement Device – Cistern Displacement System offers a modern alternative.