From simple swaps to innovative products, there's a way for us all to save water.
The great outdoors. It's where our water comes from, and where the wastewater goes, too. Take a look at the ways we can save water in our gardens.
These plastic containers connect to your rainwater drainpipe. Rainwater that falls on your roof is collected by the water butt, giving you a free supply of water.
Water the plants, top up your pond, even wash the car and driveway with the rainwater you collect.
Water butts also stop litres of rainwater entering our sewers. The less water going down the drain, the less pressure on our systems.
Purchasing a water butt can support watering your garden, plants love rainwater and it’s also free to use as much as you’d like! Each water butt can hold up to 200 litres of water which can be used around your garden, throughout the year. 200 litres is the equivalent of 20 full washing up bowls. Water butts are available to Essex & Suffolk Water customers through Save Water Save Money’s site.
Water storing crystals
Make your water last longer in the flower beds with water storing crystals. Mix the crystals into the soil and they'll soak up excess water. This is then slowly released, to keep your plants well-fed.
Cover your pond or swimming pool
In the warm weather, you won't lose as much water to evaporation. If you have a pond, use water surface plants, like water lillies, for a natural cover.