It seems that many household bills in the UK are on the increase at the moment, and for the majority of us, water bills are no exception.

The Express recently reported that water bills are set to increase by two per cent to provide the extra money needed to fix leaking pipes up and down the country, as well as to carry out work to prevent properties from flooding.

But if you’re worried about how much your bills are adding up to, there are a few ways in which you can reduce the amount you’re spending.

Martin Lewis offered some advice in the newspaper, noting that many water companies will provide things like tap aerators and showerheads free of charge to their customers. These items are designed to reduce the amount of water you use without affecting the pressure or flow of water.

It’s also worth examining your own habits to see if there are any ways in which you can use less water – and this will be especially useful if you have a water meter. Things like turning the tap off while you brush your teeth and using a rainbutt to collect water for your garden are among the top tips.

If you find you’re regularly buying bottled water because you don’t like the taste of tap water, it could be worth looking into installing water softeners in Marlow too.

Aside from the expense of buying bottled water, a recent study found that 90 per cent of bottled water contains microplastics, which means it’s not better for you to drink this than what you get from your tap.