Changes That You Can Make Today

Reducing your water usage can be as simple as making a handful of small changes. Here are our top tips.

As the experts in drain unblocking London customers trust, we’re very familiar with how people use water in their properties. How then, can we all refrain from using as much during a hosepipe ban?

Record-breaking heatwaves

This summer saw the UK hit with record-breaking temperatures of over 40 degrees, along with a severe shortage of rainfall. This led to a drought being declared in many parts of the country, including London and the surrounding counties. As we all began to look at ways of reducing our non-essential water intake, many water companies introduced hosepipe bans. For many people, this was the first time they had ever been faced with such restrictions.

What does this mean for the future?

While the hottest days of the year are finally behind us, many parts of the country are still struggling with the lasting effects of very hot, dry weather over a sustained period of time. With future summers set to follow similar weather patterns, it’s time to start thinking about how we can save water when we need to. Even after the last hosepipe ban has been lifted, it’s worth keeping the following tips and tricks in mind for next year! After all, it’s better to be prepared.

Our water-saving tips

Here are some easy ways to reduce your water usage during a hosepipe ban:

  • Turn the tap off while you are brushing your teeth – It’s a small change that can make a lot of difference, and won’t affect how you clean your teeth at all.
  • Use a bowl for washing up – This is much more effective than letting water flow down the drain.
  • Take showers instead of baths – They use much less water overall, especially when you keep the length of your shower under 10 minutes – or even better, 5.
  • Use a quick wash setting when using a washing machine – This will use much less water than a longer wash. Making the switch to washing at 30°C is a change most people have adapted with ease, and this is another easy adjustment.
  • Make the most of your dishwasher – Even older models use up to half the amount of water that handwashing does. Don’t be tempted to rinse first either – it’s not necessary and will only waste more water.
  • Use a water meter – Knowing exactly how much water you are using will allow you to identify where to cut down.


What we are doing at London Drainage Facilities

The nature of our work means that we too are having to come up with ways to save water. Wherever possible, we have cut back on our use of high-pressure water jetting when unblocking drains. Instead, we are utilising other techniques such as the use of Spartan electro-mechanical rotary machinery and Picote machinery. We know how to expertly apply a wide range of techniques, so are able to work within the confines of the hosepipe ban without it having an effect on the quality of the service that we provide.

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No matter what is going on across the UK, we are here to help you with all of your drainage needs. To find out more about us and the services that we provide, please get in touch with our team today.

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