Use mixer batteries with a ceramic seal - they have a longer life and offer a stronger seal. Installation of circulation pumps in the subscriber station causes hot water to flow out directly by opening the faucet and the high floors and thus does not waste water.
The installation of a thermostat mixer will help you quickly reach the desired temperature while saving water and energy (up to 18 liters per shower).
Save more than half of the water you draw from the faucet by installing spray taps - they contain small holes that spray water in the form of mist spray, but still allow normal hand washing. Their installation is recommended for new buildings or completely renovated old ones, since it requires complete replacement of ordinary pipes.
In the Kitchen
Clean the dishes before washing them.
Avoid soaking containers under running water.
Collect and soak all the dishes in the sink and wash them all at once. When washing dishes under running water, about 50% of the water is lost.
When washing fruits and vegetables, put the cap on the sink instead of running out continuously.
You do not need to use running water to cool the drinks and fruits, but simply place them in the refrigerator.
Washing and Dish-washing Machines
Use the full capacity of the washing machine and dishwasher by loading them with the maximum amount.
Choose the shortest program needed to clean your clothes and dishes.
When buying a washing machine and dishwasher, take note of the energy and water consumption guidelines. For one program, the washing machine consumes an average of 65l., And the dishwasher about 25l.
Before you put the dishes in the dishwasher, clean them from the food, but without rinsing them - the dishwasher will take care of it.
Use liquid detergents as they are much safer for the environment because of their reduced salt content.
Use mostly colored and fine-wash powders at 30, 40 and 60 C. Washings typically do not contain whitening agents that activate at temperatures above 70 C.
In the Bathroom
More than three quarters of the water used in the household falls into the bathroom. The most significant reduction in water costs can be made here.
Use only the shower instead of the bath - half of the water needed for the bath is used for the shower.
Showers that spray evenly allow you to bathe with less water.
Installing water-saving flushing cisterns reduces the consumption of water. Put a plastic bag or plastic bottle filled with water into the toilet, so it will work with less water.
Do not let the water flow while you shave - you will save about 10 liters.
Do not let the water flow while you brush your teeth - you will save about 5 liters.
Outside of Home
Use a soapy water bucket to wash the car, and only use the hose when rinsing. The use of drinking water for this purpose is wasteful. Instead, use rainwater collected in a barrel under the downpipe or natural out-of-town water sources.
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean the leaves and dust.
Wash terraces in rainy weather.
In the Garden
Drinking water for irrigation is not recommended - a well or collected rainwater can solve the problem.
Avoid watering when it is windy or at lunch, because then the evaporation is strongest. Water in the early morning or late evening.
Slower and less frequent irrigation promotes deeper root growth and strengthens plants, moisture penetrates deeper into the soil.
When using a sprayer, position it so that the water falls only on the garden area. Do not leave the appliance running all day or when you are away.