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Reducing water consumption: eco-friendly tips for the home

  • by JW

Saving water is not only about saving a little on our utility bills, but also about saving the planet a little…


We need to be reducing the amount of water we waste – for all sorts of reasons.

Two years ago, these pages published a very insightful resource on the environmental damage of water wastage within the UK and worldwide, from the Utility Bidder website.

Below is an overview and links to a practical guide to reducing water consumption inside and outside the home from the Comparethemarket website:

We all need access to clean, safe water to survive and thrive. While we might not always feel a direct lack of it, figures show that by 2030, the global demand for fresh water will outstrip supply by 40%. Whether we find ourselves personally affected by water scarcity or not, this is a pressing issue that we can begin to resolve by getting more familiar with eco-friendly water consumption practices.

For the eco-conscious household, ensuring we use our water responsibly and conserving as much as possible is paramount. But, what actions should we be taking to save water, and is there more we could be doing? To help us find out, Comparethemarket has published this in-depth guide to reducing water consumption, both in and outside the home, that includes 23 actionable tips. Covering the three main areas where we use water – the kitchen, the bathroom and the garden – the guide is packed full of ideas to start using your water supply more responsibly.

According to the guide, 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – live in areas of high water vulnerability, and with the global population only increasing, it’s clear that now is the time to act. Start by reusing your cooking water, or installing a dual flush toilet. From simple tweaks to big changes, the guide has all the information you need to optimise your water usage for a more eco-friendly, sustainable way of living.

Finally, it’s not just the utility provides who are interested in keeping water usage low. The Wildlife Trusts have a handy list of how to conserve water and the WWF give their top ten water-saving tips

So, saving water is not only about saving a little on our utility bills, but also about saving the planet a little…