How you can help

Save water

Fast flowing river

Although recent years of wet weather seem to suggest that we should have no shortage of water, it is important to remember that the water we use at home has been through a complex and energy-intensive purification process before it comes out of our taps, so wasting it does have serious environmental consequences

Now that more and more houses have metered water supplies, you might also be pouring your money down the drain! Here are a few things you can do to reduce your water use:

Useful links

Cistern displacement devices: available free from Yorkshire Water|External link .

Water leaks: report it to Yorkshire Water by email:, or call 0800 573553.

Nappy washing: CHANGE Reusable Nappy Laundering Service, tel: 01422847080.

Environment Agency|External link
The agency publishes comprehensive advice on water-saving measures in the home, including low-use and flow-reducing appliances.

Centre for Alternative Technology|External link
For advice on saving water in the garden, including drought-resistant planting.

Last Updated: 30/11/2015