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One of the problems for saving water in the UK is that people aren’t sure of the amount of water they use. This challenge is to identify new ways to express water usage. Ways that can help people to understand how much water they use in their homes overall, or for different purposes.

Have a read of these concepts to see if these ideas meet that brief. Would these approaches help you to think about and measure your consumption? How could these ideas be improved? How could you imagine them working in a practical sense - if at all? Can you provide a more catchy title? Please VOTE and COMMENT on these ideas to make them the best they can be.

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Use our new bath sticker to help you and your household visualise how much water different activities use. Designed like a ruler that you fix vertically in your bath, you can easily see different amounts. As the bath fills see how many showers, cups of tea, clothes washes or car washes you’re using!

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The new tap clicker gives you an audible click with every 1 litre you use. This measuring device is easy to fit on any tap, shower and hose and runs off water power! An internal cog clicks every litre helping you to easily keep track of the amount you are using – whether it’s in the shower, washing up or watering your garden. Start saving water and order your new tap clicker today!

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Just like watts measure electricity, wetts measure water! One wett is equivalent to the average UK consumer's daily usage – 150 litres. Use our new hand-held wett calculator to help find out how much you're using. Did you know that a bath uses half a wett but a dishwasher only 0.1 wetts and the average washing machine uses 1 wett? With the new wett calculator it’s now super easy to compare your consumption with the average. Get calculating!

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Get a smart meter free from your water company – to see how much water you are using by the hour, day or month! You can set a daily allowance target for yourself and your family and see how different activities affect your consumption. Consistently use less and receive rewards from your water provider. Choose from different units of measurement; cups, buckets or baths and see how much you’re using!

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Come and see the fascinating cubic metre water installations in your locality. Artists have created sculptures that all have 1 cubic meter volume. There will be lots of information on water consumption to help us imagine how much water we use. The average person in the UK uses 150 litres a day so each installation is about a week’s worth for you. Come and see what that looks like!   Photo credit: Vlad G / Shutterstock.com

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