As we go through the worst drought in the country in 23 years, we have no option but to look at every possible kind of water saving method that we can.
You’ve Earned It shares five practical water-saving tips/methods that we have adopted (amongst others) that work well:
• Ditch the dishwasher, and wash by hand. Place a small basin in your sink and use as little water as possible to wash the daily dishes. Water your favourite pot plants with this grey water – the dishwashing liquid helps to deter those pesky little garden invaders!
• Place a bucket in the shower and collect some of the water that could otherwise go down the drain. Use for the same purpose as above or place in the cistern for flushing the toilet.
• When washing your face or brushing your teeth or shaving, turn the tap off as often as possible.
• You have probably already reduced your shower time to a maximum of five minutes a day – turn the shower off in between soaping and rinsing yourself off, or in between hair washes and conditioner.
• Place a 2-litre cold drink bottle in the toilet cistern. This saves about 20% of the water used when flushing the toilet.
For the benefit of other You’ve Earned It readers, please share your water-saving tips in the comments below.