Why Save Water
Why save water?
We are more aware of our environment than ever. Changes in weather patterns and the effects of climate change may impact on water resources in the future. We all need to consider our impact on the environment and if we reduce the amount of water we waste we can also save energy and money.
How can I save water?
We all waste water…. just think about how long the tap is left running each time you clean your teeth or use a hosepipe when you wash your car. By making a few small changes to your habits, you can help save water, not by going short or without, but by cutting out waste and unnecessary use.
Water-saving doesn’t require drastic measures, huge expense or big shifts in the way you do things. Start at the beginning with small incremental steps, get to understand how much water these steps save (and how much extra money you’ll have in your pocket), then take on more water-saving measures.
How much money could I save?
You can reduce your water usage by adopting one or several tips featured on this website, with one or several of the products. Remember, the less water you use, the more money you can save. Around 20% of your energy bill will be heating water, so reducing water waste also means saving energy. Over the course of the year, it can add up to a significant saving.
- Reduce your water usage by 3 litres a day; you could save up to £6.92 a year. You can do this simply by inserting a water displacement device such as Freddie into your toilet cistern.
- Reduce your water usage by around 20 litres a day, and you could save up to £24.33 a year.
- Reduce your water usage by 45 litres a day, and you could save up to £54.75 a year , including the cost to heat the water.
Put all this in perspective.
Water is a global resource, whether we choose to accept it or not. Of all the water in the world, only 3% is fresh, and of this only 10% is available for human use. The rest is frozen in glaciers or polar ice caps, or deep within the earth beyond our reach.
Consider how much water is needed to grow what we eat and drink. According to UNESCO it takes:
- Between 2,000 and 5,000 litres of water to grow one kilo of rice
- Over 1,000 litres of water to grow a kilo of wheat
- Between 2,000 and 11,000 litres of water to grow the feed for enough meat to make a half-pound hamburger
- Between 2,000 and 4,000 litres of water for that cow to fill its udders with a litre of milk.