At Bourne, we're conscious of the environmental impact of over using our water supply and we know it's an important consideration for many customers when choosing the right product.
That's why we are committed to providing important information about sustainable solutions around the home.
We also understand the direct relationship between saving water and reducing the cost of your water bills.
Here are some tips on how to save water around your home:
Approximately 40% of total household water use occurs in the bathroom and about a quarter of that goes down the toilet. Needless to say, the bathroom provides you with the greatest potential to save both water and money.
- Take shorter showers and use a shower timer
- Insulate hot water pipes to save energy
- Only fill your bath tub with as much water as needed
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
- Use a small amount of water in the basin instead of running water while shaving
Approximately 10% of total household water use occurs in the kitchen
- Dishwashers use the most water in the kitchen so look for a dishwasher with a high WELS rating
- Only run a dishwashing cycle when you have a full load of dishes
- Scrape dishes instead of rinsing them prior to loading in the dishwasher
Approximately 15%-20% of total household water use occurs in the Laundry
- Look for a washing machine with a high WELS rating
- Wash with a full load and use a suds saver option if available
- Install tapware with a high WELS rating