Every drop
counts

Landscape
Lemon spritzer
Sink saver
Clean greens
Dishwasher dynamics
Jet set
Hose power
Wear more, wash less
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Every drop counts

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Whether it’s popping a pan in the shower to collect the first blast of cold water to watering the houseplants with bathwater, our H2O-loving team have come up with inventive, ingenious and utterly inspired ways to cherish every drop

It’s easy to take water for granted. Just go to your tap, turn it on and there it is, filling kettles, coffee cups and watering cans to our heart’s content. Yet this resource is increasingly under pressure and, if we’re not careful, our never-ending demand could cause supply issues for future generations. Add in a growing population and climate change and it’s clear we must find inventive ways to use a little bit less.

Who better to ask for water-saving tips than our very own crack team of water worshippers here at Bristol Water HQ? We’ve come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to save water (and, for metered customers, money) and we’re not afraid to share them.

Why not join us? After all, every millilitre counts!

Clean greens

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We wash all our fruit and veg in a washing-up bowl and use the water for feeding plants.

Dishwasher dynamics

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I treat packing the dishwasher like a game of Tetris with the maximum number of dishes and minimum wasted space. Group items by size then see what room’s left for the big pans. Top tip: don’t spoon spoons – top and tail them for sparkling cutlery every time!

Hose power

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You can reuse your bath water using a camping shower, a long garden hose and a water butt. Just follow these simple steps…

Step 1:

Place the submersible pump from your camping shower into the lowest point in the bath.

Step 2:

Connect the shower hose to the garden hose. Feed the garden hose through a window that leads to the water butt.

Step 3:

Place the garden hose into the water butt.

Step 4:

Start the camping shower and use the water to fill the water butt or water your pots and plants. Just remember, if you’re storing bath water, you’ll need to use this within a few days

Jet set

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Who wants to stand under a jet of freezing water first thing in the morning? Not us! That’s why we keep a bucket in the shower tray and collect those icy droplets to pour on our outdoor plants later.

Lemon spritzer

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Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice to one cup of water then spritz this over clothes to freshen them up without washing. (You can also use vodka but that seems like a waste…)

Sink saver

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We keep a jug next to the sink to collect any leftover drinking water from bottles or glasses. This waters the plants every couple of days.

Wear more, wash less

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Wash your clothes less! Do you really need to wash your jeans after one wear or could you spot clean instead?

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Every drop counts

Whether it’s popping a pan in the shower to collect the first blast of cold water to watering the houseplants with bathwater, our H2O-loving team have come up with inventive, ingenious and utterly inspired ways to cherish every drop

It’s easy to take water for granted. Just go to your tap, turn it on and there it is, filling kettles, coffee cups and watering cans to our heart’s content. Yet this resource is increasingly under pressure and, if we’re not careful, our never-ending demand could cause supply issues for future generations. Add in a growing population and climate change and it’s clear we must find inventive ways to use a little bit less.

Who better to ask for water-saving tips than our very own crack team of water worshippers here at Bristol Water HQ? We’ve come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to save water (and, for metered customers, money) and we’re not afraid to share them.

Why not join us? After all, every millilitre counts!