“Water & Water Savings”
It comes as a surprise to most, how much extra an unnecessarily high water consumption costs. With a cubic meter price of between 5,25 and 8 €. – In some municipalities even up to 10,75 € – It pays to keep track of his consumption. In addition, of course, respect for the environment that you can lend a hand by holding back on the expensive water drops.
In this section we give you information and tips for saving water both inside and outside the home. If you want to compare to what an average water consumption is, you should expect that you consume 110-125 liters of water a day for cooking, bath, laundry, washing dishes and flushing toilets. It provides a water consumption of 40-43 m3 of water per year. person.
Water savings in bath and kitchen
Up to 65% of water consumption in a household goes to hygiene and toilet flushing. So, bathroom and kitchen is a good place to start when you want to reduce your water consumption.
For example, you can download a great economic benefit to using a spare shower in the bath. Typically you can halve water consumption to bath alone to replace the showerhead. And once you're at it, you can also put water saves on all the taps in the house.
Do you have an old toilet, you can also here to save both water and money by switching to a new toilet with low water consumption. The investment will be recouped in a few years.
Water savings to the toilet
Much of the water consumption in the home is for toilet flushing, especially if it is older toilets.
The latest 2-flush toilets use by 2 liters for full flush and 4 liters for full flush. The flushing volume can usually be adjusted to such. can be set, for example. 2/4 3/8 liter or liters, if necessary because of. The drainage system.
The new toilets are designed to operate correctly by the low water levels.
By contrast, one should not fill the rocks or in the cistern on an existing toilet, which can damage the flushing effect and possible. lead stopped drainpipe.
There is available, however, efforts to existing toilets, which makes it possible to choose small flush of 3 liters and full flush is unchanged.
It's a good idea to keep an eye on that installations are in order.
A toilet, where water stands or runs, can cost up to 8 m3 of water and 54 € in a day.
Although the toilet runs so little that you can not see it with the naked eye, it can provide an annual water loss of 100 m3 of water or 670 €. You can easily test for toilet leaks by putting a napkin on the back of the toilet bowl.
If it gets wet, you have repaired your toilet as soon as possible.