There are so many simple ways to save water around the house. For each of the different ways you use water, there’s probably a way to use less. Turning off the tap while cleaning your teeth, spending less time in the shower, collecting rainwater to water plants or washing the car using a bucket of water rather than a hose pipe… there are almost endless examples.
For more ideas check out these sources:
Save water – Waterwise
Water saving tips – Ofwat
Using water wisely – CCW
Reducing water use – Centre for Alternative Technology
Saving water in the garden – Centre for Alternative Technology
If it’s mellow, let it yellow!
With a like minded family this mantra can save loads of water! Don’t forget, you can flush the loo with rainwater collected in a bucket, water already used to wash salads or to wash up. If that’s one or two steps too far, you could install a cistern block to reduce the volume of water in your flush.
Other gadgets include water saving taps and showerhead. Extreme water savings nozzles now exist, with water savings of up to 96%! Many gadgets are given away for free by water companies. Check out the Reduce Reuse Recycle website to find out what’s available >