water-efficient showerheads use technology that can produce water flows
that feel far higher than they actually are - an easy way to save both
water and energy. Typically a water efficient showerhead will need
exceed 10L/min flow rates, with flows between 6-8L/min recommended.
They are most effective on power and mixer showers with a high flow
rate. You should not install a low-flow showerhead to an electric shower
as this could cause possible dangerous damage to your shower unit.
flushing constitutes a significant part of daily household an business
water use. A large percentage of UK toilets still use cisterns that
deliver up to 13 litres per flush, which is quite wasteful. The Water
Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 require all new toilet cisterns
purchased to not exceed a single flush volume of 6 litres. Dual-flush
toilets have become very common and typically deliver flushes of
6/4litres and 4/3litres. Opting to replace old cisterns with new
low-flush toilets will deliver significant water resource and bill
Looking to replace
water-using appliances such as dishwashers or washing machines? Look for
products with the new Water Efficient Product Label - the Waterwise
Marque - and the Energy Saving Recommended mark, as these models can
help you to save water, energy and money.
Lower flow and sensor taps
with a low flow rate can be fitted to bathrooms and kitchen sinks.
Click point taps are better for kitchen sink taps; aerated or regulated
flow taps are more suitable for a bathroom sink. Sensor taps are
recommended for bathrooms in commercial buildings as they provide a set
amount of water per use and reduce the risk of taps being left on