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How to reduce water waste at home?

Reducing water waste at home is crucial to sustain delicate environmental balances and save on water bills. There are many things we can do to reduce water consumption at home:

  1. check for leaks;
  2. replace old taps;
  3. use innovative solutions;
  4. monitor water waste.

By following these simple tips, you can reduce water waste at home and help preserve this precious commodity for the future.

Monitor water leaks

As we have said, monitoring water leaks at home is important to reduce water waste and protect the environment. In fact, even a small leak can cause significant consumption over time and considerable increases in bills.

Household water leaks can be caused by:

  • wearing out of pipes;
  • lack of maintenance of installations;
  • excessively high water pressure;
  • damage to fittings;
  • gaskets and incorrect installation of taps and fixtures;
  • toilet bowl float malfunctions;
  • limescale clogging pipes and reducing water flow.

Hence, the first thing to do to inspect water leaks is to regularly check taps, pipes and plumbing systems. Even a small drop of water can be an indicator of a water leak, so it is important not to overlook any signs.

In addition, leaks can be caused by a malfunctioning toilet cistern, whose float does not function properly, raising the water level too high.

It is not always easy to detect and control leaks, but there are devices such as those designed and distributed by the ELTEK Group that monitor the flow of water inside the pipes leading to taps, appliances and any device powered by water. Thanks to them, water flow anomalies are immediately detected and the water supply interrupted until verified by the landlord or plumber.

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Replacing old taps

Replacing old taps can be an excellent solution to reduce water waste at home.

As we have already said, even small leaks, which can be ascribable to old taps, can have a significant impact on utility bills as well as on our planet’s already very limited water resources.

In fact, old taps can leak because of wear and tear and corrosion, as well as not being able to regulate the flow of water properly.

New taps, on the other hand, are designed to ensure optimal water flow and minimise waste. There are faucet aerators, which use air to make the water flows more evenly and save money. In addition, new efficient taps can be equipped with flow restrictors, which reduce the amount of water flowing through the tap.

Replacing old taps is something that can easily be done by yourself or with the help of a professional, depending on your level of technical expertise. An interesting option is to apply water-saving devices to them to reduce water waste at home.

Using innovative solutions

Technology offers us many tools to improve safety and savings with no compromise. These include innovative solutions from ELTEK Appliance:


These are three solutions to track water consumption, designed to manage water flow and prevent damage caused by leaks at home and in any environment where there are water-powered systems and appliances.

These innovative building automation solutions enable automated control and management of water systems in the home, helping to:

  • reduce energy consumption;
  • prevent water leak
  • promote the saving of water resources.

WATERBLOCK is a safety device that is installed downstream of the water system to interrupt the flow in the event of leaks or pipe failures. It is equipped with a valve that automatically closes in case of water flow anomalies.

Finally, E-WATERBLOCK is the most advanced version of WATERBLOCK, equipped with leak detection technology and an integrated alarm system that remotely signals anomalies in the systems via Bluetooth technology.

Monitor water waste

Monitoring water waste is one of the most important things we can do to reduce the environmental impact of our home and save money on water bills.

There are many possible actions to reduce water waste at home, but the first step is always to understand where we are wasting.

The easiest way to monitor water waste is to check water metres regularly. They give us an idea of how much water we are using and how much we are wasting.

In addition, we can contain and monitor water waste at home with a few simple actions:

  1. reduce shower time;
  2. do not let the water run while we are soaping ourselves or while we are soaping the dishes;
  3. install water-saving devices;
  4. repair water leaks.

Monitoring water waste is an important step to reduce the environmental impact of our home and save money.

In fact, being aware of consumption is the first step to reduce waste at home and in any other environment under our responsibility.

This way we will personally benefit in terms of savings and benefit the ecosystem by respecting precious water resources.


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