UK register of approved plumbers WaterSafe partners with the Home Builders Federation on water efficiency
Defra's recently published Water conservation report presents the government’s progress to promote water conservation and what needs to happen to drive even greater water efficiency.
The report includes a call for evidence on the prospect of raising of standards for domestic water use in building regulations to increase water efficiency; a goal towards which WaterSafe and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) are already working together with the publication of water-saving guidance for both developers and buyers of newly built homes.
Leaflets published with the HBF encourage developers to include a range of energy and water-saving features and help property owners make the most of their water-efficient homes.
Developers are encouraged to equip new homes with water-efficient showerheads, dishwashers and washing machines; aerated taps; dual-flush toilets; and, for the garden, greywater or rainwater harvesting systems; water butts and drought-resistant plants.