When people think of energy use they think of heating and lighting, running electrical appliances or filling the car with petrol. It’s all too easy to turn on the tap and not think about the consequences.
But there is an environmental and energy cost attached to water which many people do not consider. On average, hot water use contributes £228 to the average annual combined energy bill.
By reducing the amount of water – that we use, we can cut down on the energy demands of our lifestyles, which have changed radically over the last 50 years."
People are pouring millions of pounds down the drain by wasting water every day, according to a new study.
Despite constant drought warnings and summers of hose pipe bans, the Energy Saving Trust says, homes in the South use 1.3 billion litres of water every day. They say with a few life style changes that amount could be dramatically reduced and energy bills cut.