Tap Thursday

Tap Thursday

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Blog Post #1 WSW Tap Thursday Post ‘Whitchurch’s young ambassadors for water saving‘ by our Managing Director Nicci Russell

Blog Post #2 Guest Post by WatefSafe

Why could taps be an issue?

  • In the UK we use around 140 litres of water per person per day. Much of this is used in the bathroom.
  • On average a leaking tap can waste up to 5,500 litres of water a year.
  • Turning the tap off when you brush your teeth can save 24 litres of water, per person, per day, which is approximately 8760 litres a year.
  • If everyone in the UK turned off the tap when brushing teeth we could save 1,584,000,000 litres (1584 megalitres) a day!
  • Taps can vary in flow volume, from 2 – 25 litres per minute. People’s behaviours also vary – whether you fully twist the tap or how long you leave it on for makes a difference.
  • A garden hose or sprinkler can use as much water in an hour, as an average family of four use in a day.

What can I do?

  • Try adding a washing up bowl or plug into your sink to catch excess water. This can reduce water wastage by 50% and be used to wash your veg in.
  • Adding a tap aerator can help to reduce the flow, similar to the shower.
  • Make sure to fully close the tap when you’re not using it.
  • Don’t run the tap while brushing your teeth.