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Why save water?

We tend to use water without really thinking about it. The global climate is changing and we really need to change our ways if we are to conserve this precious resource. Changing weather patterns and rapidly growing populations are leading to more water shortages, even in traditionally wet countries such as the UK. Water saving is easy and does not require drastic measures and huge expense.               

   


Being water efficient leads naturally to a reduction in carbon, energy and utility costs. Pumping, treating and distrinuting water produces approximately 50kg of CO2 per household per year - and a further 250kg of CO2 is produced when you heat water in your home.

Our website will start you on the right track by giving you some good tips and cheap products to help your household save water, energy and our environment.


 Water Saving Tips

  

 KITCHEN

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  • Only boil the water you need when cooking or making hot drinks
  • Fix dripping taps - a dripping tap can waste 12 to 20 litres of water per day
  • Rinse fruit and vegetables in a bowl and not under a running tap
  • Make sure that you fill the washing machine and dishwasher before using it. Use eco settings
 

 BATHROOM   

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  • Don't leave the tap running when brushing your teeth
  • Use the shower instead of the bath and limit yourself to 5 minutes. Try and remember to switch off the water when you're lathering soap or shampoo
  • Make sure your toilet is efficient. Toilets bought before 1993 will probably use 9.5 litresof water per flush, more modern toilets use 7.5 litres as standard and as low as 2 litres for very efficient models
  • Put a water-saving bag in the toilet cistern
  • Fit a flow regulator or an aerated shower head
 

 GARDEN

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  • Install a water butt
  • Use a waterering can and not a hosepipe
  • Mulching your garden helps prevent water loss


 

 TOP PRODUCT

 Home Water Saving Kit - £49.99

Save water, energy and over £100 per year !  This award winning box includes: 

·         a water saving shower head

·         a kitchen tap aerator

·         two bathroom tap aerators

·         a shower timer

·         a cistern water saver

·         a folding water bottle

·         a room thermometer

·         a fun water saving game

·         a wrist band

 

 
Endorsed by Waterwise, the UK's leading authority on water efficiency
 

Saving Water at Home

In the UK, we use on average 150 litres of water every day. As the bathroom and toilet uses nearly 40% of all the water in the home, this is the perfect place to start thinking about saving water.

              

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Toilet:                         

One of the most efficient ways to save water in the home is to limit the amount of water each time you flush the loo. The interflush (£18.73) stops the flush when you release your hand from the lever, while the Hippo (£3.05) reduces the volume of water in the cistern that will flush.

   
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 Shower:

Train yourself to save water when having a shower.  Use one of a selection of shower timers and meters (prices start from £4.99). 

According to the BBC's water saving tips: taking a 5 minute shower every day rather than a bath uses a third of the water and will save 400 litres of water a week. Spend just 3 and a half minutes less in the shower and save up to £180 per year for a family of four.

 

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Bath:

The bath water pump (£19.99) can be used to easily recycle bath water to where you need it.

 

Saving Water in the Garden

Did you know that you pay for your water twice? You pay for fresh water provided from the mains, and then you pay a charge for waste water – generally based upon the volume of water you consume. So using a water butt really is a cost effective way of reducing your bill.

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Water Butts - from £51.05          

                                                                                       

 

 

 

     

 

 


Featured Products

 

 

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Polybutt (110L) - £74.99   

The Polybutt 110 is a complete kit, including all the parts you need to start harvesting rain to give yourself a free supply of water for garden irrigation, or car washing. The Polybutt 110 is made using rotational moulding. This is important because it makes a much stronger water butt than the alternatives of injection moulding or blow moulding. Made in England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mediterranean style water butt - £153.18

The Tuscan Water Butt enhances the Mediterranean feel of your garden while still providing a practical means of storing rainwater. It can store 275 litres of rainwater and the continental class of its looks mean that you will not want to hide it out of site.

 The Tuscan Water butt is rotationally moulded (so it is strong and durable), 40% larger than the standard 190-200 litre water butts, and designed to add continental sophistication to your garden. The Tuscan has a child-resistant, removable, bayonet fit lid and comes with a complete tap set.

 

 

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Waterpebble - £9.99

 Waterpebble lets you know when it's time to get out of the shower, helping you to spend a little less time there, and getting you to think about your water consumption.

 Waterpebble sits by the plug hole and monitors water as it goes down. The first time you use it, Waterpebble remembers the time you spend showering. For every shower after, Waterpebble uses green, amber and red lights to alert you to how long you've been showering. Every day this time gets shorter, helping you save water, energy and money; spend just 3 and a half minutes less in the shower and save up to £180 per year for a family of four.

 

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Frog Shower Timer  - £4.99

This cute Frog Eco Shower Timer has a simple countdown and built in alarm to help keep showers to a sensible length, saving water, energy and ultimately money. A great way to educate adults and children alike about not spending too long in the shower.

 

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Water saving showerhead - £16.99 

Save up to 60% of your shower water and energy costs with one of these amazing water saving handheld shower heads.

If you have a power shower, combi boiler, condensing boiler or a dedicated shower pump, these DEFRA approved water saving replacement flowpoint shower heads are guaranteed to cut down on the water the shower uses, and so save you on water and energy bills.

 

 

 

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Energy Efficient Kettle - £29.99

This stylish white/grey energy efficient kettle by Philips has a unique one cup indicator, which means it's easier to boil only what you need.

Philips say this'll save 66% of the energy you'd normally use - to get that saving, you have to make sure you don't overfill it!

 

 

 

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Portable Pedal Powered Washing Machine - £49.99

A pedal powered portable washing machine means laundry without the expense, as all the power is supplied by your legs!

Sitting or standing, the pedal operated system is easy to use. The pedal powered washing machine offers the full cycle that your electrical machine does: pre soak, wash, rinse and spin. It's great for doing small loads, and no more piles of laundry hanging around while you wait until you have a full load.

Great for camping and caravan holidays, or for small loads at home.

 

 

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Book  "When the rivers run dry" - £7.19

When The Rivers Run Dry is a vivid report on the state of the world's water situation. Written partly as a travelogue, Fred Pearce's engaging book will educate you on water consumption and pollution across the world and also here in the UK. Fred Pearce contextualises how we use water in our everyday lives, while illuminating the potential risks we are taking as climate change occurs. For example, a staggering 11,000 litres to feed enough cows to make a quarter-pound hamburger. You could take 25 baths in the water it takes to grow the cotton for just one T-shirt.

 

 

 

 
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