How to prevent a hose pipe ban

With the hottest summer since 2013 underway, conserving water should become a vital part of our everyday routines. The warm weather is making gardens pretty thirsty and the use of hose pipes will start to rise.

There are many simple ways to conserve water and hopefully, prevent a hose pipe ban from happening.  It can start with the reduction of water used in your garden, kitchen or bathroom.

Here are some water reduction tips to think about this summer:

  1. Water plants with a watering can instead of a hose
  2. Install a water butt to make use of the rain we do have
  3. Try not to use a pressure washer
  4. Avoid using sprinklers – this can be inefficient in watering the garden due to evaporation
  5. Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth or shaving
  6. Take short showers instead of baths
  7. Install a water saving showerhead
  8. Fully load your dishwasher and washing machine before use
  9. Don’t overfill your kettle – only boil enough water for the amount you need
  10. Check your toilet for any leaks and fit a hippo or save-a-flush device to reduce water

Following any one of these could save litres of water a day and you could see a reduction in your utility bill. Don’t worry if you can’t do everything on this list. Just pick a few things to start with, and do more as you can.

 

Posted 12th July 2018.