Simple changes to help save water
- Reuse your paddling pool water: Don’t tip the water away – there are lots of other uses for it. Why not clean your car, water the plants or even wash the dog?
- Let your lawn grow longer: Lawns are tough, so allowing the grass to go brown is one of the easiest ways to save water
- Swap a hose or sprinkler for a watering can: You’ll only use a fraction as much water, especially if you water your plants at the roots
- Don’t water plants during the day: Dusk or dawn are much better times to use your watering can, as you’ll lose less water through evaporation
- Clean your car with a bucket and sponge: Hang up the hose and keep your vehicle clean while helping ease demand
Thames Water planning to introduce hosepipe ban
In the extreme heat and dry weather we have been experiencing this summer, Thames Water are urging customers to only use water that they need for essential use. With a long-term forecast of dry weather they are planning to announce a temporary use ban in the coming weeks, so whatever you can do to help reduce what you use in the meantime will help.