As populations increase and climates change, our global drinking water supply is becoming increasingly short. We all need to do our part to conserve water wherever we can.
There are many ways in which we can conserve water, starting right at home. If you own your home, having a rainwater harvesting tank fitted is a great way to conserve water. If you are currently renting, speak to your landlord about fitting a water butt in the garden – you’ll have fresh rainwater to keep your garden happy all year round.
We have put together a list of reasons why it is important to conserve water, and how saving water benefits your family and community.
Why water conservation is important
1. It can save you money
Conserving water in your home and garden can save you money on your water bill. By installing a water butt, you can remove the cost of using your hosepipe to water your garden. You can also have a rainwater harvesting tank fitted, enabling you to use rainwater for your household appliances.
2. Less water diverted from rivers
Water conservation helps to reduce the amount of water diverted from rivers, streams, and estuaries. This helps to keep our environment healthy and provides a water source for animals and plants to thrive.
3. Reduces cost of wastewater treatment
The less water we divert from rivers, the less we have to treat. Wastewater treatment can be a costly process, so it’s beneficial to remove the middle man.
4. Minimises the impact of water shortages
When water shortages occur, we all pull together to stop using hosepipes and support our communities. By conserving water through a water butt, you can have a plentiful supply of water to keep you going through a water shortage.
5. Helps the environment
Reducing our water usage helps to decrease the energy required to process and deliver it to our homes which helps to reduce pollution and protect our planet.
For more information about our rainwater harvesting tanks, or fitting a water butt in your garden, get in touch with our team of experts who will be happy to help you.