Overfilling kettles costs people in Blackpool £160,000 a year, according to new research.
At Home with Water, a report commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust Foundation in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as well as other water organisations, studied water use in 86,000 UK households.
Andrew Tucker, water strategy manager at the Energy Saving Trust, said: “When people think of energy use they think of heating and lighting, running electrical appliances or filling the car with petrol.”
He added: “It’s all too easy to turn on the tap and not think about the consequences.
“But there is an environmental and energy cost attached to water which many people do not consider.”