Whether you make use of water storage tanks for domestic purposes or at your place of work, there are many benefits associated with being savvy with water usage; taking advantage of this water that would otherwise go to waste and generally making the most of this incredible resource.
While it may be true that over 70% of the world’s surface is covered in water, the fact remains that much less than one percent is suitable for human consumption. While that sinks in, we thought it would be prudent to remind you that making the most of what is available to you is not only cost-effective, but it helps keep the earth free of chemicals, too.
Knowing the best ways to reduce your water consumption will always stand you in good stead, but utilising a water storage – for rainwater harvesting or to hold water until it is needed – is also a very feasible way of ensuring the water you do use goes a long way.
That being said, it always pays to be mindful of your water usage at home or in the workplace, so we have put together some top tips for reducing the amount of water you use on a daily basis.
In the Kitchen
- Wait until your dishwasher is full before doing a load – and the same applies for washing machines, too
- Chill water in the fridge to avoid wasting valuable drinking water
- Only fill the kettle with as much water as you need
- When looking to rinse or prepare food, use a washing up bowl – the water can be used multiple times – reducing wastage in the process
In the Bathroom
- Have a shower and you will use up to 50% less water compared to taking a bath
- Turn taps off all the way – it is believed that leaks and drips can waste upwards of 50 litres a week
- The same applies to your toilet – except you’re looking at wasting upwards of 400 litres every day – this can drastically add up when it comes to paying your water bill
Out and About
- Hand wash your car instead of using a pressure washer – it uses much less water and keeps your car paintwork looking fresher for longer
- Water your plants and flowers in the morning or early evening to avoid your efforts going to waste – the midday sun can literally evaporate the water during the summer
The best news is that if you have a water storage tank or collect falling rainwater, you can use this for many of the above tasks and chores, and much more besides; reducing your overall water bill dramatically. It is important to note, however, that while rainwater harvesting is perfect for washing cars and clothes and watering flowers, it is not suitable for human consumption.
So, there you have it. Water tanks are a long term investment that will see you reaping the rewards right now, as well as in the future.
Please feel free to contact our team should you require any further information, on 01889 567700.