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March 4th 2021

Water Matters – How to use water wisely in the home

The UN recently warned that billions of people would face hunger and widespread chronic food shortages as a result of failures to conserve water resources, and to tackle the climate crisis. With data showing that water shortages are now affecting more than 3 billion people around the world, it has never been more important that everyone understands the need to use water wisely.

Whilst the Covid-19 epidemic has brought some positive changes for climate change, the combination of people spending all their time at home and the very dry weather has created a water shortage, with UK water companies in some areas reporting that people are using 20-40% more water whilst staying at home. We all have a responsibility to use water wisely, and looking for bathroom products that carry the Unified Water Label can help.

We can all do our bit by looking at our behaviour in the home, but we can do so much more to save water if we update our bathroom with modern products, designed to be efficient without any detriment to performance.

When researching new products for your bathroom, ask your retailer or installer about products that carry the Unified Water Label.  The label can be found on the manufacturer’s website, their online literature, product literature and often on the packaging itself. The label provides clear, concise and easy to understand messaging about the water and energy usage for that product.

There are many innovative and technologically advanced bathroom products available that support the label. When you choose a Unified Water Label product it will not only help you use water wisely but will reduce energy wastage and save you money. A large proportion of your energy bill comes from heating water so you will see a reduction in your utility bills.  You will also be making a positive contribution to climate change and a difference to those people around the world that don’t have guaranteed access to safe running water.

The Unified Water Label is currently available on bathroom products such as shower heads, shower controls, taps, WC suites, cisterns and baths.

Visit  to find out more and access a directory of products.

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