April 20, 2012 04:00 ET

Drought-Affected Households Encouraged to Install Water Efficient Bathroom Applicances

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 20, 2012) - In February 2012, after a prolonged period of unusually dry weather, DEFRA officially declared the South East of England to be in a state of drought. Parts of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and West Norfolk are still feeling the consequences of last year's dry weather, with the Midlands and large parts of the South and South East at further risk in the coming weeks.

Caroline Spelman, the Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary said: "We are asking for the help of everyone by asking them to use less water."

For most households, the bathroom is the largest consumer of water, with regular toilet flushes and daily baths and showers. In order to improve your water efficiency and reduce your water consumption, consider upgrading and modernising your bathroom suite by installing more water efficient and environmentally friendly toilet cisterns and shower heads.

Plumbing companies such as Dyno offer a range of bathroom plumbing services, and can offer expert advice and recommendations about the best solutions for you and your household. A Hippo Water Saver, a simple device which can save as much as 3 litres of water each time you flush, is a common recommendation. A dual flush toilet, which reduces water consumption by offering a shorter flush option as well as a standard flush, might also work for you.

A water-saving showerhead cuts down the amount of water that you use without reducing the power of your shower by mixing more air with the water than a standard showerhead.

As well as helping to reduce the strain on over-stretched water reserves in times of drought, many of these bathroom plumbing solutions can make significant savings on your water bills, paying for themselves after a short period of time.

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