Lots of people have been joining EcoTeams after having had water-saving equipment fitted during a home visit to find out more ways of saving energy and water.
At the EcoTeams water-saving meeting we use a simple activity to look at what uses the most water in the home. One of the things that it demonstrates is the benefit of having a dual-flush device fitted to a toilet, as 9 litres per flush adds up over time.
I’ve used this activity with a lot of different groups recently, and there are always some surprises, as people realise how much water various activities use. The large amount of water used by power showers is often a surprise.
The good thing about doing this activity as a group is that it points out both technical changes (like fitting water efficient equipment) and changes in habits. Everyone gets a chance to share what they know and water saving ideas that they’ve tried out.