Water conservation

There are loads of easy ways to use a bit less – and help make a big difference – so please read on, pick something new that’s simple for you and be water-smarter this summer.

Use a bit less - outside

  • Mulch your garden to keep moisture in
  • Control your hose with a flow "trigger gun"
  • Choose plants well suited to local conditions

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Use a bit less - inside

  • Fix leaks - taps, toilets and pipes
  • Toilets - use an old plastic bottle in your cistern to save a litre or two every flush
  • Look for water-efficiency labels when buying new appliances such as washing machines

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Setting up a rainwater tank

Diverting rainwater from your downpipe to a storage tank is a great way to reduce your use of treated water, especially for gardening or outdoor cleaning.

It can also increase your options in the event of as water supply emergency.

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