Despite its rainy reputation, the South East of England receives a lot less rain than you might think – around the same as Melbourne, Australia. Still, each of us use around 150 litres of water each day on washing, cleaning and cooking.

To preserve water supplies, we can all do a little to save a lot. Still, 2 in 3 people don't think they can use less water. It's time for a #TapChat about daily water habits.

Whatever your lifestyle there are loads of simple things you can do to save water, most will save you time and even money if you’re on a water meter. 

1) Join the #TapChat 

Follow the #TapChat hashtag to read about other people's hidden water habits (go on, be nosy), share your own secrets and post ideas. Find #TapChat on Twitter and Facebook.

2) Order free water saving products 

Who doesn't love free stuff? Contact your water supplier or order via Save Water Save Money

3) Dive into some #TapChat tips

In the summer, demand for water rises alongside temperatures which put extra pressure on water resources. Stay cool without splashing out with these 6 simple tips for saving water in warmer weather.

Click on an icon below for more tips for showering, teeth cleaning, toilet flushes, laundry and dishwashing.

Shower

Shorten your shower. Aim for 4 minutes per day. That’s enough time for a run through Rihanna’s “Under my Umbrella”.

Teeth

Turn the tap off. Shutting the tap off when cleaning your teeth will save 6 litres per minute. That’s something to smile about.

Toilet

Use the dual flush. We don't want to spell this out for you, but the little button is for liquid, and the large button is for everything else.

Clothes

Wait until you have a full load before doing the laundry. Two half loads use more water and energy than one full, so don’t be fooled.

Dishes

Use a bowl.  Washing-up with a bowl or filling the basin uses 60% less water than leaving the tap running.

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4) Take the #TapChat quiz

Answer 10 questions to find out what type of water user you are and get advice tailored for your lifestyle.

#TapChat is a water saving campaign in partnership with Affinity Water and SES Water supported by the Consumer Council for Water, Waterwise, SaveWater South East, and IKEA UK.