The basic principles of saving water are: to review your existing practices and to identify opportunities for improvement.

Step 1: Reviewing current practice

Carry out a review which looks at how water is used, where it is used, what for and where it is disposed of.

Step 2: Avoidance

Can you use less water? Try to see where you can avoid using water in the first place. The use of alternative techniques may eliminate water use altogether.

Step 3: Water Reduction

Can you reduce the amount of water you pay for? Consider which current practices can be changed to reduce the quantity of water being used.

Step 4: Water Re-use

Can the water be used more than once?

Step 5: Proposed Actions

Good ideas can provide significant benefits. Where appropriate, take action.