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Water saving tips


ams4127
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Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) are coming tomorrow to fit a water meter.

I have already filled two water butts and put a brick in the toilet cistern. I know about not running the tap when washing teeth. But what I need are some of your own expert water saving tips.

Any advice will be most gratefully received.

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Quickbeam

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You want a tip?

Just carry on as normal, you'll save quite a lot just by having the meter in.

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badgery

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Quickbeam "The water company isn't in league with Beelzebub...."

Strange, I know many people who would say EXACTLY that about the Gas & Electric companies and their pricing! Good to hear the Water companies are so different!!

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Aitchbee

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Is Beelzebub the Cockney rhyming slang for bathtub ?

A good water-saving tip is, don't plan on growing lots of tomato plants, as they require a lot of water. Quite simple, really!

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Quickbeam

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Tip HB:

Buy your tomatoes in tins, better the Beelzebub you know, simples...

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Forum Editor

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I can't understand why anyone would advise you to refuse to have a water meter installed. You'll almost certainly save money, which is good for you, and you' ll use less water, which is good for everyone.

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Aitchbee

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QB - wildo

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Bingalau

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Quickbeam. Some tinned tomato's have a higher water content than others! I also think the showering idea is one of the best, providing it is short. Even better if you turn off the water whilst soaping up and lathering all over then turn the water back on rinse off and you will probably have used less than a couple of sinkfulls.

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buteman

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Just watched a bit on one of the TV programs about the shortage of water in Australia and what they do.

When he goes for a shower he takes a couple of buckets in with him and the water collected goes back out to water the garden.

Same with the dishwasher and sink water he has them diverted so that they can also be used for watering the plants and the garden.

I did not think the soap suds in the buckets would have been good for plants or grass but they looked Ok.

I only watched for a couple of minutes or maybe I would have picked up a few other tips.

Maybe googling water shortages in Australia might bring up some useful information.

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buteman

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Quickbeam

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Bingalau

Whatever you do, don't bathe in the surplus TT juice, you'll use far more water than necessary swilling the red tide mark from the bath:)

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