Skip to main content
Save Water in the Bathroom Sink

Save Water in the Bathroom Sink

It is estimated that 40% of the average household’s water consumption is used in the bathroom

The following tips are easy to follow and should be implemented in your daily routine:

  1. Rinse your razor in a few inches of water in the sink, rather than under running water.
  2. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.  There is no need to keep the water running while brushing your teeth. Just wet your brush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing.
  3. Consider using an aerator or a flow restrictor on the bathroom sink tap. These devices can reduce flow by up to 50% and are a great way to save water. 
  4. Fix any leaks. Not only is the dripping sound irritating but a huge waste of water.
  5. Keep a small container in the bathroom sink to catch greywater, this water can later be used in your garden. 

Image: Unsplash | Curology
Something incorrect here? Suggest an update below:
Science Notes

By installing a tap aerator you can reduce bathroom vanity water usage by up to 70%. On average, household taps use 15-18 litres of water per minute. These water saving devices work by restricting the water flow from the tap, using up to half the amount of water. Even though the amount of water is lessened, these products still maintain good pressure.

Related Tip

The Australian Government has a Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme. This scheme requires products to be labelled with the National Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005. The purpose of which is to understand which products are the most water-efficient.  To find out more and to compare products go to>