Gardens are an area where huge amounts of water are wasted. Examples include leaving sprinkler systems running for unnecessary amounts of time and hosing down pathways instead of sweeping them. It is worth thinking about reducing the amount of water you use on your garden, collecting rainwater for use and recycling greywater. With the use of water-saving technologies and a bit of planning you can have attractive and productive gardens whilst being wise about water.
Garden products approved to use the Smart Approved WaterMark label can help make your watering more efficient such as mulches, soil wetting agents and irrigation controllers. There are also rainwater diverters to capture water to use on the garden and greywater systems to help reuse water around the home.
Pools and washing cars also use a huge amount of water. Explore ways below to cut down your use in these areas too.
Discover the benefits of using rainwater, how to choose a tank suitable for you and how to install it.
Discover how greywater from the bathroom, laundry and kitchen can be a fantastic garden resource.
There are many ways to clean cars without excessive water - check out options like waterless car washes and high pressure low-flow cleaners here.