Water is a vital resource for the ongoing survival of our beautiful blue planet but it’s one thing that many of us take for granted. It’s also a staggering fact that around 748 million people across the globe don’t have access to safe drinking water.
It makes sense to save this important commodity and the good news is that there are plenty of things we can all do inside and outside the house to consume less or conserve more. Here are our top water-saving tips:
Inside the house
The simplest way to use less water is to think about what you’re doing every time you turn the tap on:
- Don’t leave the tap running while you brush your teeth or have a shave.
- Take a shower instead of a bath
- Always wait to turn on the dishwasher and washing machine until you have a full load
- If you’re running water waiting for it to heat up, don’t waste it – collect it in a bucket and use it to water your plants or to top up with washing machine.
Outside the house
Ask anyone how to save water outside the house and most people will think rainwater tanks and recycled water for the garden. These are both great water saving initiatives but did you know you can turn your driveway and paved areas into natural water saving elements throughout your outdoor spaces?
By switching from hard, impermeable surfaces like concrete and tiles to pervious paving, rainwater can naturally permeate through the surface and seep into the ground. This reduces storm water run-off, which in turn helps to reduce pollution, erosion and flooding in local streams and waterways.
Pervious pavers act like a sponge and are 100% permeable – so permeable in fact that 25 mm per minute can soak through the surface and into the ground. Instead of sending that precious rainwater off to the drain or having it pool up and potentially flood areas of your garden, pervious pavers allow it to soak naturally into the ground, helping to sustain your lawn and garden.
You’ll find a number of permeable paving materials available around the country but here at Premier Hydropavers® our pervious pavers are a sustainable choice because they’re manufactured entirely from recycled ceramic waste.
Permeable paving can be installed in virtually any outdoor space and is particularly suited to driveways, paths, patios and around the swimming pool. Installation is simple and you can keep your pavers looking like new just by giving them a high pressure clean every now and then.
Want to know more about permeable pavers? Just get in touch with our expert team for assistance. Regardless of how big or small your outdoor space, we can recommend a sustainable solution so you can do your bit to conserve water.