Why save water: the water-carbon link?
Being water efficient leads naturally to a reduction in carbon, energy and utility costs. Pumping treating and distributing water from reservoirs, rivers and groundwater sources produces approximately 50kg of CO2 per household per year – and a further 250kg of CO2 is produced when you heat water at home.
Did you know that:
- 25% of you energy bill goes on heating water to shower, bathe and clean?
- Being water efficient can half your hot water use, saving you 12% off your energy bill?
Why save water: be aware – like we are with recycling
We are more aware of our environment than ever. It’s only a matter of time before water conservation goes the same way as recycling of household waste. Both are modern-day issues: recycling came around because we needed to reduce the pressure of ever-growing consumerism and wasteage. In the same way, changes in weather patterns and the effects of global warming have had such a dramatic effect on the UK’s water supply that scarcity and cost are becoming increasingly important issues for all of us.
Why save water: time for change
We’ve all grown up taking water for granted. Turn on the tap and there’s water. Flush the toilet and there’s water. Take a bath. Put on the dishwasher. Turn on a hosepipe. We use water without really thinking about it. We’ve never had to change our ways – until now. We’re at the tipping point of needing to take a more active role in reducing the amount of water we use, otherwise we will ultimately suffer higher water bills.
How can I save water?
It’s easy. Water-saving doesn’t require drastic measures, huge expense or big shifts in the way you do things. Start at the beginning with small steps, learn and understand how much water some of our water-saving products will save (and how much extra money you’ll have in your pocket), then adopt even more water-saving measures.
Why save water: how much money could I save?
Read some of the water-saving tips featured on this website and with help from our water-saving products, you can reduce the amount of water you use. Remember, the less water you use, the more money you can save. Over the course of the year, it can add up to a significant saving.
- Reduce your water usage by 9 litres a day, and you could save up to £6.67 a year. You can do this simply by saving the cold water that runs as your shower warms up, with a Pop-Up Bucket – and then use the water on the plants.
- Reduce your water usage by around 12 litres a day, and you could save up to £8.90 a year. You can achieve this by installing a FREE Save-A-Flush device in your toilet cistern.
- Reduce your water usage by 30 litres a day; you could save up to £22.25 a year, not including the cost to heat the water. You can achieve this by installing one of our aerating showerheads.
Why save water: the bigger picture.
Clean, safe water is a resource in demand all over the world. Did you know that of all the water in the world, only 3% is fresh, and of this only 10% is available for human use? The rest is frozen in glaciers or polar ice caps, or deep within the earth beyond our reach.
Consider how much water is needed to grow what we eat and drink. According to UNESCO it takes:
- Between 2,000 and 5,000 litres of water to grow one kilo of rice
- Over 1,000 litres of water to grow a kilo of wheat
- Between 2,000 and 11,000 litres of water to grow the feed for enough meat to make a -pound hamburger
- Between 2,000 and 4,000 litres of water for that cow to fill its udders with a litre of milk.