Why is it important to save water? Well, the impact of global warming is brought home to us every day from different sources within the media. The Daily Express special feature on how artificial grass in the garden can combat drought problems is a good example. And recent feedback from our own artificial grass customers suggests serious concerns. People need to save on water, especially in the garden.
So what are the statistics on water usage in the UK?
We did some research and discovered that:
So how can we save on water?
Even if you cut down on your outdoor watering to just 15 minutes 4 times per week, you would still use over 1,000 litres of water (300 gallons). A staggering waste.
We believe there are 2 realistic options for saving water. One is voluntary, the other enforced.
Take control of your garden and water usage by installing an artificial grass lawn. It needs no watering so for every year of its use you will literally save thousands of litres of water.
Water authorities will have to consider making water meters compulsory. And they have the evidence to prove their case. In the 1980’s water metering was trialled in 11 areas of the UK. Subsequent years showed an average reduction of 11% in water usage in the homes concerned.
Our advice is don’t wait for a water meter. By installing artificial grass you will not only save on water but enjoy lots of other advantages. Save time on mowing, save money on pesticides and weedkillers and have an all year round green lawn to look at.
The WHICH magazine recently published an interview with Regina Finn, Chief Executive of OFWAT. They are the watchdog for the water utilities industry. There were some key points in her interview which we felt would be of interest to our readers. And we have summarised these below:
We think her views are realistic. It is encouraging to see the British government recognising the challenges ahead relating to water usage. But we do think that as water becomes more scarce, those who do not cut down consumption will pay a heavy price. Installing artificial grass and thereby reducing your usage is going to be one of the ways to make sure that you do not pay more for your water than your neighbours do.