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Garden hoses and sprinklers can use up to an enormous 1,000 litres of pure drinking water per hour.

You could be using a huge amount of pure drinking water

When the sun comes out, we all want to take advantage of the warm weather. 

A lot of the time this will involve using a huge amount of pure drinking water. You might be:

  • Filling up a family sized paddling pool - can use over 1,000 litres
  • Using a jet washer – can use up to 1,000 pints
  • Using a hose or sprinkler – 1,000 litres an hour

Not only does this use a lot of pure drinking water, but it will also result in a bigger carbon footprint. 

 

How you can reduce your carbon footprint to help save natural habitats

Child watering flowers with watering can

Use a watering can instead of a hose

During summer it’s important to keep your plants watered. Try using a watering can instead of a hose.

Child playing in paddling pool

Keep your paddling pool water for longer

A paddling pool is a great way to cool down during summer. If you keep the water in the paddling pool for a few days instead of refilling it every time it will save thousands of litres.

Green lawn

Leave the lawn

According to the Royal Horticultural Society, a lawn only needs to be watered every 10 days to stay healthy. 

If you reduce the amount of times you water your lawn, this is will save water and not impact your lawn.

Washing car with bucket and sponge

Use a bucket and sponge to wash the car

The next time your car needs a wash, forget the hose and jet wash and use a bucket and sponge. 

A bucket and sponge uses a 10th of the water that a jet wash would.

Subsidised products

Our water butts are ideal to use in order to collect rainwater to use around your garden or for cleaning your car etc.

Available in 100 litre slimline, 200 litre Cloudburst and 227 litre Harcostar.

 

Order your free water saving products

Our free water saving products are ideal to help you on your way to save wonderful water in your home and garden.