Six simple ways to save water [infographic]

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This week I’ve been thinking about water conservation again.

Even though we’ve had a lot of rain this year, for some reason I try never to take it for granted.

Yet I make mistakes – only this morning I washed just three items in the washing machine because Little Miss Green wanted a particular outfit to wear. In all honesty I could have probably taken those clothes into the bath with me and given them a wash at the same time as washing myself!

We have four rain barrels here at Chez Green which are nicely filled now but that doesn’t stop me thinking about the day-to-day things we do which waste water. I’ve heard that eventually the UK Government want to put water meters in every single house and I think this is a good thing. Sadly, it’s often not until something effects us in the wallet that we sit up and take notice.

But with one in eight people across the world without access to clean, safe water it makes sense to me that we should all do our bit.

This infographic shows how how easy it is to reduce water consumption; it doesn’t mean we have to go without or suffer any great inconvenience, like most things in life, it’s just about adopting an attitude of care and thinking before we act.

What about you – how do you conserve water at home?

 

Saving Water Tips

Visit the OHOP website for more saving water tips

1 Comment

  1. meg on October 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Mrs Green,

    I thoroughly enjoy your blog, have found inspiration on this site and am delighted to see a post on water, as this is an often forgotten area of green thinking and living. It is nice to see that one is not ploughing a furrow alone! I just wanted to mention I like the flowchart above, and note the reference to OHOP. You may, however, want to add a footnote that the OHOP is run by a company that owns many brands of detergents. Meg



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