Disclosure. This post contains links to the Save Our Streams campaign. I may earn commission on completed campaign questionnaires. All opinions are my own.
Regular followers of my blog will know that I am passionate about the environment, so when I was recently asked if I could help to promote the Save Our Streams campaign, my answer was a resounding yes. This campaign helps both the environment and the consumer’s pocket.
The water we drink comes from our local environment, flowing through nearby rivers and streams.
Save Our Streams is the UK’s biggest ever water saving initiative, focused on saving our incredibly rare chalk streams, and the habitats they provide for local wildlife.
They have made it easy with lots of free water saving devices and bespoke expert advice for you. Get started by entering your postcode – it’s quicker than making a cup of tea.
The advice will help you with ideas on how to reduce your water consumption, plus the associated environmental and financial impact.
Here are some of the tips.
This is something I’m very guilty of exceeding, as I find it so relaxing standing under a hot shower, that time just passes by. A navy shower would be even better, but that would definitely be a step too far for me. However one of the freebies is a shower timer, which I could definitely do with.
I’ve already ticked this one off years ago.
And this one, definitely no need for a full kettle just for one cup of tea.
Wow I knew this would be bad but I am surprised by the magnitude of this statistic. I’ve been planning to look into purchasing a water butt, so I ought to bump that up my list. I have a broken gutter which I stand a watering can under, and it does fill quickly in the rain.
The time of day can be key too. Did you know that it is best to water in the morning or the evening to avoid evaporation.
I did the questionnaire myself although I wasn’t entirely sure of some of the answers. For instance, I’m wondering by process of elimination whether I have a gravity shower. However I was very pleased to see the question regarding using a washing-up bowl. I always do that, but so far have been unable to persuade my other half to do similarly.
Freebies on offer include:-
Regulated Shower Head
4 Minute Shower Timer
Plant Water Saving Gel
Universal Sink Plug
Bubblestream Swivel Tap Aerator
Regulated Tap Insert Twin Pack
Buffaloo Cistern Bag
LeakyLoo Detection Strips
Anyone can fill in the quick questionnaire for personalised water saving advice, but consumers need to be in the following geographic area to redeem their freebies or to have leaks repaired for free.
– Some London Boroughs
Here is a funny video of Sandi Toksvig promoting the Save Our Streams campaign.
I’d love to hear your top tips to waste less water.
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