* Check that your home is leak free, and fix any dripping taps, cisterns or pipes.
* Turn off the tap. Brushing your teeth with the tap running can use up to six litres per minute. Turning it off will result in about one litre being used.
* Shower instead of bathing – an average bath uses 80 litres of water, compared to an average shower using 49 litres over seven minutes.
* Spend less time washing – reducing time spent in the shower by one minute would save seven litres a day.
* Make sure appliances are fully loaded – a washing machine uses about 65 litres of water per cycle, and a dishwasher 20 litres. Filling the machine means you conserve water and reduce energy bills.
* One-third of all water used is flushed down the toilet – switch to a modern dual-flush loo, or put a displacement device into the cistern to reduce water consumption.
Displacement devices reduce the amount of water being flushed, and are available in DIY shops.
* Install a water butt or barrel to collect rainwater for the garden.