With energy bills set to rise in the coming days, Britons are looking for ways to save money any way they can. UK households could see their water bills rise by more than 10 percent from April. To help Britons lower their water bills, Tap Warehouse, a UK-based online supplier of bathroom and kitchen taps, has shared how homeowners could inadvertently be adding £813 to their household bills each year.
A dripping tap may not seem like a serious issue, but it can actually rate thousands of litres of water over a year-long period.
A dripping tap can waste over 450 litres of water in a day, which is 175,000 litres of water in a year.
Each year, this costs the average homeowner an extra £300.
Dripping hot water taps can also add hundreds of pounds to gas bills.
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The average unmetered property costs an additional £71 annually in water bills.
Running the tap while washing up
Ten minutes of rinsing and washing dishes can waste 100 litres of water.
If the water is hot, it’s adding money to gas bills as well as water bills.
Using a washing up bowl only uses up 10 litres of water.
Britons can save £25 a year by just simply switching to a bowl.
Storing water in the fridge
Most people will run the tap to check it’s cold before getting water from a tap.
Doing that wastes a shocking one litre of water for every drink.
This totals around eight litres of water per day.
Each year, for an average household, this equates to 11,680 litres of water.
Average homeowners can save £17 a year by instead keeping a jug of cold water in the fridge.