How households can save water and beat the drought

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Households across large parts of south and east England are being asked to reduce the amount of water they use and since April 1st are, actually, under a hosepipe ban. But just how easy is it to use less water and what products are available to help?

Tim Robertson, Director of Save Water Save Money, who works with the UK’s Water Companies to promote water efficiency advises: “The easiest way to save water is to reduce wastage with water saving devices”.

Save Water Save Money’s website has a section dedicated to drought beating products. Water savers on offer include water butts, shower timers and drought resistant plants. Talking about Save Water Save Money’s best sellers, Tim Robertson says: “Our hand pump pressure washer – a water efficient alternative to the hose - is really popular now with customers who won’t be able to use their hosepipes this summer”.

With drought conditions expected to continue into the future changes in our behavior are necessary too. Save Water Save Money are available to share their water efficiency expertise and the website has helpful water saving advice which now includes tips sent in by customers.

There are many ways to save water inside and outside the home. Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth (and I cannot, for the life of me, understand why someone would leave the tap running when brushing the teeth), to not rush to flush it it's only a pee, to water the garden only in the evening when the sun is low, and, obviously, employing any water saving devices possible.

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