19 Sep '12, 11am

Money down the drain! Why not add a water hippo to your toilets at work to save water and money! #Gr

Did you know that much of your water use at home contributes to your energy bill? Each person in the UK uses on average, about 150 litres each day. But about 23% of a household's heating bill is from heating the water - when you shower, run hot water from the tap, and use your kettle, washing machine and dishwasher. This is on average about £160 per year. Saving water can reduce your water bill (if you’re on a water meter), reduce your energy use and bills, reduce the impact on your local environment, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by using less energy to pump, heat and treat the water. When we use water, we are often using energy – mostly to heat the water. Generating energy produces carbon dioxide emissions - and carbon dioxide is one of the main greenhouse gases which causes climate change. Heating water for use in our homes makes up about 4% of the UK’s total carb...

Full article: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Heating-and-hot-water...

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