The serious bit

The average person uses around 143 litres of water every day. With our population growing by 100,000 people every year, we’ll soon get to a point where there won’t be enough water to go around.

We can’t take more water from rivers without damaging the environment and we can’t rely on rainfall. So we need to be smarter with how we use water, to protect our future and the future of generations to come.


The fun bit

We’re challenging our royal subjects to make little changes to their daily water use to make a right royal difference. Challenge family and friends to see who can save the most water and tag us in your water-saving tips using the hashtag #BeWaterRoyalty


Princess of the loo

Don’t flush every time you tinkle and save up to 9 litres of water per flush.


King of the brew

Only fill the kettle with the water you need to save water and energy.


Princess of the splash

Splosh around in a half-full paddling pool and save up to 500 litres of water.


King of cuisine

Steam your veg and save pot loads of water and energy. Or save 6 litres of water a minute by washing your salad in a small bowl, not under a running tap.


Queen of clean

Save water and energy by only using your washing machine with a full load.


King of the shaves

Save 6 litres of water a minute by having some water in the sink instead of running a tap.


Prince of the flow

Using your taps two minutes less each day saves up to 12 litres of water.


Princess of the plants

Save water by using a can instead of a hose, whatever the weather.

Useful links

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Learn more about being water smart

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