Climate Change – Water
With population growth and higher drought risk, caused by the hotter drier summers and less predictable rainfall, water sources are coming under increasing pressure. On the present projections, many parts of our country will face significant water deficits by 2050, particularly in the south east where much of the UK population lives. So, it is essential that we reduce the amount of water we use, the following gives ideas on how to do this.
If you are on a water meter the actions below will also help to save money on water bills.
- Water saving kits are widely available for free, see further information links below. They generally include flow moderators on taps and showers, plugs and timers to monitor shower length.
- Take a short shower instead of a bath.
- Keep an eye on leaking pipes. To save water and reduce water damage in your home.
- Re-wear clothes. Air unsoiled clothes to reduce the amount of water to wash them, this also reduces clothing wear and tear making them last longer
- Wait until you have a full load to do laundry
- Use a bowl or sink with water to do the dishes. Doing dishes under a running tap wastes a lot of water.
- Purchase a water butt to collect rainwater, the water saved can be used to clean the car, clean windows and water plants.