- Shorten your shower. Each minute you add to your shower time uses about 12 litres of water. For a household of three that extra minute costs you about $90 a year in electricity.
- To help keep track of time, try using a shower timer. Contact us and we'll send you one for free!*
- Measure your shower flow rate - if it is more than 11 litres per minute, consider swapping your showerhead for a water-efficient one (provides the same shower experience but uses less water). Alternatively, for minimal cost, install a flow restrictor (available at any local DIY store).
- Don't just watch the shower warming up! Use a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up. It's easy to carry out of the house so you can keep thirsty herbs happy in summer.
*Free shower timer available to Hamilton City, Waipā District and Waitomo District residents only.
A shorter shower saves water and power!
In this interactive quiz you have to move the parts of the bathroom to answer the questions and learn how much your household could save.
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