Friday, 22 March 2019 is World Water Day. What can you do to conserve more water? Here’s a few ideas.......
- Shower bucket - instead of letting the water run down the drain, pop a bucket on the floor of the shower while you wait for your water to heat up. You can use the bucket for watering your plants.
- Fix your leaks - can mean big water savings.
- Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern - to reduce the volume of water used in each flush. You can get one of these from your water provider.
- Re-use your pasta cooking liquid to water plants - just make sure you let it cool down first!
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth - this can save 6 litres of water per minute!
- Cut your showers short - showers can use between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
- Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher - will cut down those loads in between.
- Skip the shower from time to time - just pick your times!
- Use the low flash button on your toilet.
- Fill a jug with tap water and place this in the fridge - you won’t have to wait for the tap to run cold.
- Invest in water-efficient goods - when you need to change household goods look for water-efficient showerheads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers.
- Install a water butt or barrel to your drainpipe - use it to water your plants, clean your car and wash your windows. A water butt can collect around 5,000 litres a year.
- Minimise the use of the kitchen sink garbage dissposal - start a compost pile instead as an alternate method of disposing food waste.
- Don’t leave the tap running while you clean vegetables - put the plug in or use a bowl.
Not only will you save water but you'll reduce your power costs too.
It’s important we look after our water. What goes down the grate ends up in the lake!
What ones will you try? Tell us what worked best for you or what was the easiest to change.
- 700 million people worldwide could be displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030.
- Around 159 million people collect their drinking water from surface water, such as ponds and streams.
- Around 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world’s population – experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year.
- 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home.