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Water, water everywhere...........

Post: #21355 Wombat
Tue May 30, 2006 11:49 am

Well, not really....

Over the last 6 months due to very diligent work we have halved our water usage down to about 75 litres per person per day in our household (still too much, but then we are still working on it!). This has reduced our bill a massive $10 a month!

You really can't justify it on purely economic grounds, our water is ridiculously cheap!

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Post: #21361 Shirley
Tue May 30, 2006 1:24 pm

WOW Nev... that's good going mate...

:mrgreen:

I've no idea how much we use here to be honest - we are not on any kind of a meter as we've got a private supply. It's rubbish though and we are STILL talking with the solicitor to agree an amount to fit the filter.... at the moment we are a couple of hundred pounds shy of affording it... but spending money on bottled water all the while :(
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Re: Water, water everywhere...........

Post: #21365 ina
Tue May 30, 2006 2:33 pm

Wombat wrote:(still too much, but then we are still working on it!)


Drink less tea, more beer. :mrgreen:

A fellow student did a work placement in Nigeria quite a few years back - out in the country, at a kind of farm school. They were allowed 10 litres a day, plus what was used in communal cooking.

Makes you think.
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Post: #21399 Wombat
Wed May 31, 2006 2:55 am

Oh yeah! That's why I say we still use too much!

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Post: #21432 Ranter
Wed May 31, 2006 4:59 pm

I'm not on a meter, but still save water where I can. Yesterday though, it caused a mishap.

I was rushing around taking washing off the line as it had started to rain. I threw a bundle into the basket, and upended it into a bowl full of rainwater. The washing was wetter than when it came out of the machine.

By the time I got it inside & draped over the airer, it had stopped raining :oops:

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Post: #21434 shiney
Wed May 31, 2006 5:03 pm

We don't have a meter here either, infact I wish we did. I dread to think what we use to be honest. We do have a water butt and our son's sand pit boat that catches lots of rain water for the garden.

I am on a mission to cut down my electricity bill this year. I am concentrating on one thing at a time!
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Post: #21468 ina
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:08 pm

And I didn't prevent a waste of both water and electricity the other day, which still bugs me... :cry:

I SHOULD have checked the gent's loo at the end of my working day, but I didn't, because I thought no gent (or other male) had been in that building all day.

Wrong! The cleaner found the hot water tap running in the morning. :?

Oh well, we all learn from our mistakes.
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