The WWF Reveals Its Top Water-Saving Tips!
The water crisis is one of the biggest climate change challenges that the world faces, with global freshwater supplies dwindling over time, as a result of rising temperatures, population growth, ageing infrastructure, changing weather patterns, increasing demand and overuse, poor water management and pollution.
While the situation is extremely serious, there is a lot that can be done to reduce your water usage and consumption, helping to safeguard this precious resource for future generations – and the WWF has just revealed its top ten water-saving tips to help anyone who’s keen to make sure they reduce their water footprint as much as they can in the future.
As the charity explains, 70 per cent of the UK’s water supply comes from surface water, meaning that the water we use each and every day comes directly from nature’s freshwater sources. Individuals and businesses alike can do a lot to save water and start making a significant difference to water resources – so here are some ideas to help you do just that.
Fix leaky taps
Check your taps for leaks beneath the sink, or listen out for drips when taps are turned off. You can also use leak strips that stick to toilet bowls and which change colour if the toilet is leaking.
Use low flow aerators on taps and showers
These are cheap adaptors that you can use on taps to aerate the water supply, so you can continue enjoying the same water pressure but use significantly less water. Also think about investing in dual flush toilets to help reduce the amount of water used per flush.
Turn off the sprinklers
When watering the grounds, it’s more efficient to use a watering can or to invest in a rainwater harvesting system than it is to use sprinklers. You can even use cooking water to give your plants a drink!
Make sure the dishwasher is full
If you use a dishwasher instead of handwashing, you can save 6,000 litres of water annually and avoiding the pre-rinse will save another 1,000 litres each year, as well. Always make sure the dishwasher is full before use to maximise efficiency gains.
Think showers, not baths
One very easy way to become more water efficient is to take showers instead of baths. Keeping showers to less than four minutes will help you save even more water with each wash.
Of course, these are just five of the ten WWF suggestions to consider and there are all sorts of other ways you can go about saving water, especially if you run a business.
One effective way to reduce your water usage and consumption is to look into changing your business water supplier, as this involves having a water audit carried out across your site, revealing any vulnerable areas, ripe for improvement. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with SwitchWaterSupplier.com today