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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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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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Aitchbee

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Some poor people in Syria were catching snowflakes in makeshift recepticles last week... for drinking water...it was on TV

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onthelimit1

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Dual flush cisterns help (if the people using them know which button to press). The difference between a full flush and a partial one can be adjusted to suit.

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SparkyJack

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Take the Meter. Flat rate charges are based on a family of 2 adults and two kids usinbg the baths/showers washing machines etc. If there are just two of you you or even one you will be paying over the odds As I live alone now my additional tips are have enough clothing to enable you to do an economic wash load load one a fortnight. Take showers not a batc, put enough water iun the kettle for the single cuppa. Result - whilst my neighbours pay £280 pa flat rate My metered bill is just £7 per month.

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rdave13

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ams4127, if you are a family with two children it will be interesting to find out how much cheaper your water bill will be using a meter. I'd appreciate a feedback later on. Thanks.

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simonjary

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Supposedly using a (full!) dishwasher is more water and energy efficient than washing everything by hand.

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ams4127

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Thank you all for your kind and, in some cases, most amusing tips.

WTM, diluting the water had not occurred to me. Most excellent!!

Rdave13. It is just myself and the revered memsahib but i will let you know how much, if anything, the meter will have saved.

Again, many thanks to you all for taking the trouble to reply. I am much obliged.

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Bingalau

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ams4127. I do know that when I changed to a meter my water bill went down from over £50 per month (on the rates) to approx £17 per month. It has since settled to about £21 per month. But I do not try to go without water in any shape or form. I love keeping my rickety old spine under the hot shower water and have to force myself to get out from under. But I linger there as long as I want really. I always have put just enough water in a kettle for the amount of cups needed. That has always been to save on electricity though. I don't have a dishwasher but have always used my washing up water on plants and the grass etc. The washing up liquid probably does more good than harm. I've got a water butt in the garden as well and always have had, not just since changing to a meter.

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