Tips for change Tips for saving water at home Despite its rainy reputation, the South East of England receives a lot less rain than you might think – around the same as Melbourne, Australia. Each of us uses around 150 litres of water every day on washing, cleaning and cooking, yet 2 in 3 of us don't think we can use less water. It's time for a #TapChat about daily water habits. Whatever your lifestyle there are lots 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. Read more Read more Read more Read more Read more 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. What type of water user are you? Take the #TapChat quiz and find out!Are you a Busy Bee, a Water Hero or just a bit of a Day Dreamer? Take the #TapChat quiz to find out, access tips for saving water (and time) that are right for you, and for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Water you waiting for? Get quizzing! You're a Busy Bee!You clearly lead a very busy lifestyle, how did you find time for this quiz? When you're always rushing around getting things done, it can be tricky to find time to stop and think about things such as water usage. Still, whoever said that time is money was clearly referring to water use, and with so many simple water-saving hacks there’s nothing stopping you from saving time, money and water. You're a Day Dreamer!Your mind is constantly wandering, thinking up new ideas, exciting adventures to be had, or maybe just what you'll have for dinner later today… Being a daydreamer can be a dream - studies have even shown that the best ideas tend to come from people like you. Still, being a daydreamer also means that you might be prone to losing track of time when showering, brushing your teeth or doing the dishes, which can add up to a higher water use than necessary. Click through for dreamy ways of saving water every day. You're Easy Going!Dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor, flowers in need of a bit of water… Sounds familiar? Some people may call you lazy, but you just prefer an easy-going lifestyle. You're not easily stressed out and prefer to leave chores such as doing the dishes for a little later. Luckily for you, there are loads of ways you can save water that requires little or no effort. Click through to find top tips - we promise they're easy to do. You're Super Clean!Looking fabulous feels great, as does having a sparkly clean home. But keeping up appearances can require a lot of effort, and can use a lot of water too, not all of which is necessary. Get started with our simple tips for saving water, we promise they won't cramp your super clean style. You're a Water Hero!So you turn the tap off when brushing your teeth, never run a half load, and capture rainwater in a water butt. No wonder you consider yourself a water-saving hero, and rightly so: you’re doing great! Still, following the driest autumn/winter in more than a decade even the most conscious water user can do a bit more - for the good of your pocket and the environment. Click through to find to tips for saving even more water. Which alarm clock is yours?What does your sink look like?What are you doing on a typical Friday night?When did you last wash your sheets?Which friends character are you?2/3 of people don't think they can use less water. What's holding you back?We all have a life mantra - which one sounds like yours?How long do you take in the shower?How would your friends describe you?Toilets use around 30% of water in the home. Would you share a flush to save water?If you could have one superpower, which would it be? 5) Find out where the #TapChat is flowing next This autumn we’re starting a #TapChat in Dorking to support residents in curbing their water use, whatever the weather. Live or work in Dorking? Find out more and get involved. #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.