Water Saving Eco Tips

rainwater harvesting, water butts

Although the UK is associated with wet weather both April and May have been particularly dry and we have had very little rain. With climate change on the horizon and some might say happening now, water conservation is something we need to take seriously…

Here are a few simple tips/good habits to get into….

1. Use a waterbutt to collect run off from roofs/garages and greenhouses.

2. Re-use grey water – Use eco – friendly toiletries and washing  liquids so you can then put the  water onto the garden (try to  avoid watering plants that you  intend to eat in this way).

3.Don’t water during the hottest part of the day – a lot of water is lost through evaporation – evenings and morning watering is best.

4.For those of you wanting to save or reuse rainwater invest in a rainwater harvesting system. (See our rainwater harvesting suppliers)

5. Use a bucket or container to collect the ‘warming up water’ before your shower. It’s amazing how much is wasted in just 20-30 seconds.

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