Thursday, 10 May 2012

Water - Success!

At the end of last year we requested a water meter, our monthly payments went from over £60.00 per month to £41.00.

Well guess what we had £37.57 refund and they have reduced our monthly payment to £40.00 - so although only a reduction by £1.00 a month I am happy with the change and savings of over £20.00 a month.

We have not actually tried too hard, although I had stopped leaving the tap running whilst brushing my teeth and we have one of those bags in the cistern, and we do not spend too long in the shower, and I have a bath about once a month, run the dishwasher and washing machine with a full load (more difficult with the washing machine).  We do not have a garden so we save water there and there is only the two of us.

We are going to try not to flush the loo every time we have a wee!

What savings do you make around the house?


  1. I do resent the amount on our bill that is simply standing charge, before we have even turned on a tap! I use the eco programme on the washing machine as it uses less water, and energy - and I try to wear clothes more than once rather than wash after every wearing.
    blessings xx
    ps ta for lovely card - which arrived on a day when I really needed a boost!!!

  2. Well done, thats a great saving. We don't have a water meter but we do put the washing machine and dishwasher on over night as we have economy 7 so it's cheaper. We turn most things completely off and the heating has been off for months, we just layer up or snuggle under a blanket.

    X x

  3. We love being on a metre and being able to control our bills. There are only 2 of us and we have 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom so it makes sense.

    We are very careful about using water. We share bath water or take showers. We save washing up to the end of the day. We have water butts and bins in our garden.

    Like you I switch off the tap when brushing my teeth. We don't flush the loo for a wee. We have a small cistern too.

    Keep up the excellent work!

    Sft x