Top 10 free water saving devices

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Stop pouring money down the drain! Here are a bunch of free devices to help you save both water and cash.

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Cutting down your water bill doesn’t have to mean using one washing up bowl to clean the whole family every day. There are plenty of simple tricks, gadgets and gizmos that you can easily install to make big savings on your bill – without shelling out a penny.

Here are the best free water saving devices that are available free from water companies:

1. Save-a-flush

Save-a-FlushThis nifty little bag is free and saves a litre every flush. It works by placing the bag filled with biodegradable polymer crystals at the bottom of the toilet cistern, the granules expand on contact with water to cut down water flow. Just pop it in your cistern and see the savings pour in. It could save you around £16 a year.

Get this water saving freebie from all water suppliers.

 

2. Hippo

hippoGot a toilet cistern that’s between six-nine Litres? If so you can save up to two Litres of water every time you flush with the Hippo water saver (giving you savings of around £34 a year!

Free water saving devices available from: South West Water, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Cambridge Water, South Staffs Water or buy online for £1.49 + p&p


3. Tap inserts twin pack

tap insertsYou could save up to 13,000 Litres a year with these tap aerators – blimey! That is a lot of water – and a combined saving of around £50. When you pop these clever inserts on your wash basin taps, they mix air with the water stream – which leads to you using far less water but keeping up the same water pressure as before.

Free water saving devices available from: South West Water, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water, Portsmouth Water, United Utilities, Thames Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Cambridge Water, Yorkshire Water, South Staffs Water or buy online for £4.90 + P&P


4. Shower timer

shower timerThis four minute shower timer will help reduce your combined water and energy bills in no time. Each minute you save in the shower could add up to an extra £10 per year.

Free water saving devices available from: Portsmouth Water, South West Water, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water, United Utilities, Thames Water, Wessex Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Yorkshire water, South Staffs Water or buy online for £1.65 + p&p


5. ShowerSave

showersaveThis little gem will help you to regulate your shower’s water flow and cut down on the amount of H2O you waste when having a wash.

You’ll see results in cheaper energy bills, saving of up to 12,000 Litres of water a year (expect it to save you just over £40 a year on your bills). Do note that it’s not suitable for electric or multiple jet showers though.

Free water saving devices available from: South West Water, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water, Portsmouth Water, United Utilities, Thames Water, Wessex Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Cambridge Water, Yorkshire Water, South Staffs Water or buy online for £2.49 + p&p


6. Tooth timer

Tooth TimerGet your munchkins to time their teeth brushing with this cute crocodile two minute timer. It’s recommended by The British Dental Health Foundation and you’ll save 12 Litres of water every time.

Free water saving devices available from: United Utilities, Wessex Water, South Staffs Water or buy online for £2.25 + p&p


7. LeakyLoo

leaky-looDo you know if your toilet is leaking (and wasting you money)? It’s not always simple to detect as water can leak invisibly down the back of the pan – but you could be wasting up to 400 Litres of water a day!

LeakyLoo is suitable for most push-button toilets with an internal overflow pipe.

Free water saving devices available from: Sutton and East Surrey Water or buy online for £1.29 + p&p


8. Hose trigger

hose triggerGive the garden a sprinkle with this hose trigger that saves water by automatically shutting off the supply when you’re not using it. Depending on whether you want to give the vegetable patch a good soaking or the roses a light sprinkling, there are six different spray settings and three hose adaptors that will fit most taps.

Free water saving devices available from: Thames Water or buy online for £3.50 + p&p

 

9. Kitchen swivel tap

kitchen swivel tapThis clever kitchen tap attachment has a multi-directional spray design that provides an output of an efficient eight Litres per minute, and is suitable for kitchen mixer taps.

Free water saving devices available from: Thames Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water or buy online for £8.99 with free delivery


10. Flowpoint showerhead

showerheadFix this showerhead in your bathroom and you’ll only use 8 Litres a minute maximum at a minimum of 0.2 bar pressure (which is proper shower pressure – we’re not talking a trickle here).

Compare this to other showerheads that use as much as 15 Litres a minute and the savings will soon add up over time. You’ll still get a powerful shower, but will just use less water and save more money!

Free water saving devices available from: Thames Water or buy online for £24.99 + p&p

 

Fun extra: BathBuoy Pirates’ Island

bath buoySave water, energy and money with this inflatable bath accessory that is specially designed to reduce your water use by 40% whilst making bathtime fun for your kids. It inflates in seconds and easily attaches to the bottom of the bath.

Not a freebie – but could be well worth the investment: buy online for £9.99 + p&p