It's crazy to let the tap run just because you want a cold drink of water. Keep a jug in the fridge and enjoy a lovely cool glass whenever you want it.
Leaky taps waste water so if you hear one in your house or school - tell someone - and
make sure it
Did you know that a running tap uses 6 litres of water in a minute? Don't leave the tap running when brushing your teeth.
No, really! Spend less time in the shower. And avoid baths because they use more than twice the volume of water compared to a shower.
A running hose uses
500 litres of water
in an hour. Next
washing the family
car try using a
of a hose. It'll be just as clean and more fun too.
A typical washing machine on full cycle uses up to 65 litres of water. It should only ever go on when it's full. Even if you have to wait sometimes for your favourite clothes to get washed you'll be helping to conserve water.
If you have to
water your plants
use a watering can.
You'll use less
water and it's
Instead of letting the tap run, use a basin to wash your fruit and vegetables. You can use the leftover water to give your potted plants a drink.
If there's a basin in your sink (and there should be) don't spill it out when it's full - use it to water the plants in the garden. But don't forget to ask an adult first.
Tell everyone how important it is to save water - and how easy it is to do!