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Splash out with water savings

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Take a shower rather than a bath - Showers use about half the hot water of a bath, and can save around £10 per person per year.

Washing your hands in running water is wasteful too - so put the plug in and save. Turn off taps properly - a dripping hot tap can fill a bath in one day.

Don't heat your water to a scalding temperature - The recommended temperature for your hot water cylinder is 60 degrees, but you may find that 50 degrees is hot enough. A thick jacket for your hot water cylinder will pay for itself in a year.