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30 Steps: In the Home

Step 17 : Water use

The Problem: decreasing water tables, pollution 
The Solution: being careful, shorter showers
  • Try and reduce your time spent in the shower by one minute.
  • Collect rainwater in buckets or a water butt to use on your garden or put a bucket in the shower while you are washing to give the water a second use.
  • Using the dishwasher for a full load is better than washing by hand. Use eco mode.
  • Instead of using huge volumes of water to fill a paddling pool in the summer months, maybe you could have a dip in a local river, lake, the sea or an outside pool.
  • See Friends of the Earth’s website for 13 easy water saving tips

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