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Being water-wise can not only lower your utility bills, but also the need for hefty investments in delivery systems and water treatment, contributing to a more sustainable future. Naturally, we should start from our bathrooms, which are the water hogs in our homes, accounting for more than a half of the overall indoor water use. With this in mind, check out these lovely eco-friendly plumbing fixtures that won’t compromise function or style.

Taps
Getting a modern low-flaw tap can reduce your sink’s water flow by up to 30 percent. Only by doing so, you can annually save roughly 500 litres of water. Additionally, you can upgrade your bathroom taps with aerators. These handy devices mix water with air, reducing water flow while maintaining water pressure or even increasing it. But regardless of the quantity of water coming out of your tap, never forget to switch the water off while shaving or brushing teeth.

Showerheads
You probably didn't know that you don’t have to eschew a pampering shower experience if you want toconserve water. Using a smart, green showerhead that comes with innovative water-saving features will let you indulge in all that lathering up you need, but without spending huge amounts of water. A weak shower spray is certainly not what you want, but a state-of-the-art fixture that can offer you a shower at least equal to (if not even better) than those offered by conventional shower heads, while consuming less than 8 liters of water per minute.Visit this page to learn more about reducing hot water use for energy savings.

Bathtubs
When we talk about relaxing, literally nothingcan beat a long, lush bath, but the luxury comes with the price – excessive quantities of used water,200-300 litreson average fora single bath.But going green doesn’t necessarily involve giving up this pleasure. When you are remodeling your outdated bath or designing a new one, consider having a smaller bathtub installed, whose capacity is less than 200 litres. In addition to this, it is usually more smarter to hit the shower each time you need only a quick clean, as doing so will save you about a half the water.

Dual-flush Toilets
Did you know that toilets use more water than all other water-consuming fixtures, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the overall indoor water use in our homes? For this reason, dual-flush toilets are becoming increasingly common, offering an easy way to preserve water without compromising effectiveness and functionality. Unlike traditional models,these devices have two flush options - one for liquid waste, consuming less than 5 litres of water per a flush, while the other is for solid waste. If you decide you have a new toilet installed, make sure you find a truly professional service that will not only get the job done, but also leave your bathroom spotless.

Bidets
For those of you who love to be clean all the time, a lovely bidet is a must, offering cleanliness you can’t get using only toilet paper. In addition to this, you should know that a bidetalso saves water, as the production of toilet paper is quite a water-intensive process. What’s more, it is known for a fact that bidet users tend to prolong their shower intervals, thus preserving even more water. For further reading, check out this lovely article on energy saving bathrooms.

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