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July 11, 2013 04:43 ET

Summer Water Saving Tips from Homeserve for Your Home and Garden

WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 11, 2013) - Glorious sunshine, the smell of barbeques and warm nights all signify one thing; summer is officially here at last! With the rising temperatures it becomes more important to try and save water as we do sometimes experience water shortages in the UK. With this in mind we've created HomeServe Handy Hints to help you save water.

By making some minor changes you could not only help to reduce your bills, but also become more environmentally friendly too! So read on to find out more with our latest Handy Hints.

Saving water in and around your home

  • Don't leave your taps running - Do you leave the water running when you brush your teeth? Most people do, but by simply turning off the tap whilst you clean your teeth you could save a significant amount of water across the year. By making this small change you could help to make a positive difference to your water bill.

  • Be sensible with your settings - All appliances have different washing settings so try to use the most efficient settings available. Another top tip to avoid water waste is to ensure your dishwasher or washing machine is full before use so that you get value for money with each wash.

  • Think of alternative uses for your used water - When you give your pet fresh water, don't throw the old water away. Try using it instead to water your trees, plants or shrubs.
Saving water in your garden
  • No butts about it - Consider investing in a water butt for your garden. Apart from the cost to purchase it, collecting the water is free and it can be used to water your plants and shrubs to help keep your garden looking lovely.

  • Grab a bucket and sponge - When cleaning your car why not reach for a bucket and sponge and do it yourself? It may take a little longer than using a car wash but by choosing to clean your car this way you'll avoid a car wash that invariably uses more water.

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