Water is life and we are getting more and more conscious of using it wisely. In the bathroom a leaky tap could be wasting a staggering 2000 litres of water every month. And that’s costing you money as well. Ready to use less water in your bathroom? Here’s how to get started: 1. Shorten your showers Luxurious long showers are big water wasters. Every minute you spend showering uses around seven litres of water. That adds up after 3, 4 or 5 showers a day in the family! Make a game of it and see who can stay under 3 minutes per shower. 2. Stop the drip Check all your taps for leaks and drips, including outdoor taps and showerheads, then fix them or call in a plumber asap. Avoid drips by turning the taps off tightly every time. 3. Turn off the taps Get into the habit of turning the tap off every time while you brush your teeth, and remind the kids if they forget. In the kitchen, plug the sink or fill a bowl with water to wash veggies or rinse dishes, rather than leaving the water flowing. 4. Water-saving gadgets If you’re renovating or adding a new bathroom, think about a dual flush or low flow toilet to help reduce your water use. 5. Collect rain water runoff from your roof to use on your garden This water won’t be suitable for drinking, but it’s perfect for keeping your plants well hydrated.