Whilst we’ve all been a little distracted by politics over the past 12 months, one thing that does seem to be on everyone’s lips is water. Thanks in no small part to the long, hot summer we all experienced in 2018, this topic has certainly come into sharp focus.
In a recent BBC article, it is claimed that water bills are too expensive, and many families are struggling to pay them. One lady even goes on to say that she sometimes has to miss out on flushing the toilet or washing, as her rates have risen by 35%.
Whilst money is a real concern for many families across the UK, there are some simple ways you can conserve water and save on bills.
Make sure your toilet is WRAS approved. The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme encourages the efficient use of water and provide approval for many bathroom products. They suggest that toilets come with a dual flush, with the larger of the two being no more than 6 litres in capacity. If your toilet isn’t WRAS approved, you could potentially be wasting up to 60 litres per day.
Showering has been steadily gaining popularity since the latter half of the 20th century, not least because it allows us to have a quicker, all-over wash which fits in with our increasingly hectic lifestyles. However, one major advantage it has over bathing is that it uses, on average, 40% less water.Continue Reading