Are you doing anything to conserve water?

Tbh I'm pretty frugal with water all year round. Not trying to be, it's just my lifestyle.

Me too, I log it weekly and use around 0.9 M3 per week, according to my meter which I voluntarily had fitted. I had it fitted after doing some calcs after my partner passed away and I began dealing with the bills. The bill back then was close to £600 pa, a meter would bring it down to just over £200 pa, with no special reduction of usage. The online calc suggested £300.

Mainly WFH these days and don't socalise much, so 3 showers a week does me :)

3 baths per week and 3 showers, the odd day I might skip both. I only get a wet shave in the bath, that is what I am accustomed to doing.

Washing machine on 1-2 times a week..

Far too often. I do a wash usually once per month, I never wash until there is a full load. Thing is to have plenty of clothes, so the dirty items can stack up and wait. I never use a drier, I either outside line dry on my DIY devised push along, load from one spot line, if the weather suites, or use my DIY devised indoor lines, with fan and dehumidifier in the util.
No dish washer. Minimal dishes that get washed by hand every other day.

I have a large dishwasher in the util, but it is rarely used, only when I have visitors for dinner. I have no particular regime for hand washing, I usually pile them up until it becomes a problem, usually once per day.

I will often skip a day, if I dine out, which I aim to do at least once per week. Which I did yesterday - a terrific carvery at a pub a few miles distant. All freshly cooked and perfect, I had turkey and beef, mash and roast potatoes, sweetcorn, peas, roman beans, stuffing, yorkie and gravy. With a pint, for £10.84. They serve the meat and the yorkie, you pile on as much of everything else as you want. I never bother with a sweet, because compared to the main course at £7.39, sweets are ridiculously expensive - besides, after that lot I have no room for anything else :) I can wait until I get back home for seconds.

Don't water my garden (in Scotland, so we normally don't have a problem with lack of rain!)

I don't garden, so never need to water. All I do is take a ride round on the tractor mower to cut the grass and spray some difficult areas with weed killer.
 
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Water meters are the meter I really really think should be outlawed! When I was a field technician the amount t of houses I went in for work where the residents were on a meter and frightened to flush the toilet, have a bath or a shower, wash up in clean water all because of a water meter.

Irrational for the most part, because much of the charge is standing charges. I once had a guy who was working on the road spot one of my outside taps, I have two and ask if he could help himself to some water, to fill his 5 gallon barrel. I said yes, but don't waste it I'm on a meter. I saw the panic in his face at the mention of a meter. Meters obviously have a bad press and needlessly so. They are a very fair way of charging for actual use.
 
the apple trees will be very thirsty, so they get priority treatment.
There's an apple tree in my garden that it 70 years old, it produces a bumper crop every year and it's never had a drop of water other than what falls out of the sky.
Despite how dry it's been this year, there seems to be more apples than ever on it.
 

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Poor old mottie...

He doesn't understand the actual facts as they stand and refuses to answer very very simple questions...

Probably because he appears to enjoy being ripped off...

But as always mottie is easily flushed down the pan :LOL:
Waffle waffle waffle. I suggest you try reading the thread titles in future before adding your pointless and off-topic comments.
 
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Plenty of rain falls on the UK.
It just a storage problem.
I heard on the radio that a council in England somewhere has underground tanks, which collect rainwater during the winter and then they use that water for use by council maintenence staff to water plants in parks or powerwashing graffiti and things like that.
 
What am I doing to save water
Personally

Well er nothing :cool:


I recall a few years back there was a water issue in an area and they delivered one of them tanker
watsits we’re bye you got some water via a bucket or what ever on a temp basis

Some local Herbert’s got on top the tanker watsit and took a slash in it :ROFLMAO:
 
You could always dig your own well.


I suppose it depends on how deep the water table is in your area.

Andy
 
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I’ve just applied for a meter. (y)
Feck me, I only applied on Sunday and it’s fitted already! Took all of two minutes. Bloke said to use water as I was doing to get a fair comparison, don’t try to scrimp and save and I have 24 months to change my mind. Can’t be fairer than that.
 
Feck me, I only applied on Sunday and it’s fitted already! Took all of two minutes. Bloke said to use water as I was doing to get a fair comparison, don’t try to scrimp and save and I have 24 months to change my mind. Can’t be fairer than that.

Once fitted they do not take them out, they simply ignore the reading and charge as if you have no meter, but if the house changes hands the meter will be used for the next occupants.
 
Im not understanding how that works!!

Simple. The pressure of the water forces the soil and etc. up and out of the hole. It works well where there are no solid obstructions, done it a few times, with just mains water pressure.
 
What am I doing to save water
Personally

Well er nothing :cool:


I recall a few years back there was a water issue in an area and they delivered one of them tanker
watsits we’re bye you got some water via a bucket or what ever on a temp basis

Some local Herbert’s got on top the tanker watsit and took a slash in it :ROFLMAO:
When I served my time there was a big old water boiler in the workshop that banged & gurgled away in the corner, when the time came for a new one the plant plumbers removed it and found a rat skeleton inside.
 
When I served my time there was a big old water boiler in the workshop that banged & gurgled away in the corner, when the time came for a new one the plant plumbers removed it and found a rat skeleton inside.

There was a case in a trade mag a good while back about back syphonage into the mains water supply

It was discovered on an inspection at an under takers or some such place that dealt with corpses

When they drain bodily fluids out of corpses and and pump thermaldahide (?) preservative into corpse

The bodily fluid that was pumped (?) out of the corpse was some how back syphoning into the mains water
 
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