April 29, 2020


How to save water at home during quarantine

Washing your hands with soap and water frequently or thoroughly cleaning areas such as the bathroom or kitchen may result in using more water. At PORCELANOSA Group, we have drawn up a good practice guide for the new protocols for dealing with COVID-19 sustainably and responsibly.

The healthcare emergency caused by COVID-19 has brought with it a new health protocol whereby personal and domestic hygiene has become essential to flattening the curve of infections. Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 40-60 seconds, thoroughly cleaning the kitchen or the bathroom to avoid the concentration of dust and bacteria or washing your clothes at 60 degrees have become part of our daily routines.

Since these actions involve using more water and energy, we at PORCELANOSA Group have made a list of good practices so that you can do all these things in a sustainable and responsible way, thus fulfilling our Eco Consciousenvironmental commitment.

  • Turn off the tap while soaping your hands, brushing your teeth or shaving. This will prevent water from being wasted and make it possible to save 12 litres of water per minute.
  • Install flow limiters on taps and showers to help you save water and energy. Noken WaterForestproducts meet these requirements and can save up to89% of water with each use. This is the case for the ECO aerators on taps, cold-opening systems, AIR Eco technologies or double flush eco toilets (represents a saving of up to 61%).
  • Check the taps and stopcocks once a month to prevent leaks and use all resources responsibly.
  • Showers are better than baths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a standard shower lasts 10 minutes and uses 200 litres of water, but if we shower in half this time, we could save up to 100 litres of water.
  • Use the dishwasher when it is full and avoid washing by hand. This change in habit would use 30.6 fewer litres of water than traditional dish washing. Furthermore, if you use the ECO programmes, you will not only be able to optimise water resources, but you will also be able to save up to 40% on your energy bill.
  • Put the washing machine on when it is full and use the fast or ECO programmes. This way, you can save between 8% and 12% electricity and 42 to 62 litres of water per wash.


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