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Water conservation is highly important, especially during the climate disaster we find ourselves in. This blog will highlight this importance and provide suggestions to conserve water within your home and garden!

Why water conservation is important

  • Saving water reduces energy use. Your home needs energy to filter, heat, and pump water, so conserving water also lowers your carbon impact.
  • Utilising less water helps keep more in our ecosystems and maintains the habitats of fish, herons, water voles, and otters in wetlands. This is crucial in regions like South East England where there is a high demand for water resources, such as during droughts.
  • Money may be saved by conserving water. If you have a water metre, your water provider may charge you less if you use less water.
  • By collecting water you can water your own garden planters rather than using the main water supply.

You can learn more about the importance of water conservation at the Wildlife trusts.

Ways to conserve water

  1. Shorten your showers. Your showerhead may use up to 10 gallons of water for every minute spent in the shower. To save water when you're showering, try limiting the amount of time you spend in the shower each day to no more than five minutes or turning off the water between rinses.
  2. As you are brushing your teeth, turn off the water. It is a waste of water to turn on the faucet while brushing your teeth. When brushing your teeth, turn the faucet off to save water.
  3. Look for dripping faucets. Up to 20 gallons of water per day might be lost due to leaky faucets. To save water (and your utility budget), repair or replace dripping faucets as soon as you see them. Even if you don't believe your faucets are leaking, be sure by checking them sometimes. When there is no water consumption at home for two hours, check your water metre to see if there is a leak. You have a leak if the amount of water used fluctuates. Water waste may be prevented by ensuring the effectiveness of your water systems.
  4. Many older appliances consume a lot more water than contemporary ones that are water-efficient and water-saving. Consider alternatives that use less water, such as dual-flush toilets or low-flow showerheads, by researching the toilets, faucets, showerheads, dishwashers, and clothes washers in your house.
  5. Running water features water that you have collected from the rain yourself.

Conserving water is evidently extremely important and at LivingGreen Design we understand this which is why we have a range of water collecting items for your garden.

If you have any questions regarding what sort of water conservation to implicate in your garden, please call us on: 0131 440 9804