Water Meters & Water Wastage in the Home
Recent water shortages due to cracked mains water supply pipes has meant that many of us were very careful not to waste any of the precious water that dripped slowly out of our kitchen and bathroom taps. A recent study by the Ideal Standard company has indicated however, that as soon as normal supplies return, we will go back to our old wasteful ways, with on average each person in a typical house using around 150 litres if water daily.
Power showers use at least 9 litres of water a minute, so a luxurious ten minute bathroom shower can easily use over 100 litres. Another source of water waste is that fact that many of us leave bathroom taps running while we brush our teeth, which can use up to 6 litres of water a minute. Dripping taps can allow up to 90 litres of water (per tap) to go to waste every day.
Measures to reduce water loss in your house include the fitting of flow reduction devices to bathroom and kitchen taps and the installation of dual flush cisterns which can reduce toilet water waste by more than 50%.
The proposed introduction of water meters and associated water charges, probably in late 2012, will provide an incentive to home owners and property investors to ensure that their water supply is used properly. Another factor for prospective landlords to consider is that tenants looking for property to rent may ask about water wastage prevention as well as BER certification.
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