Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Saving water

The stories about the hosepipe ban coming on Friday have led to loads of others about how to save water.

One of them is to make sure rainwater is properly used by, for example, collecting in in a water butt and using it for your garden (I'm told plants prefer this to tap water anyway)

Even if there wasn't a shortage and a hosepipe ban, looking at ways of using less water makes a whole load of sense environmentally.

The City Council has in the past offered people composters at reduced rates as part of its commitment to the environment. Perhaps we could do the same with water butts?

I've written a motion about this for the next Environment and Climate Change committee which is later this month so hopefully I can get some progress on this.

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