Article written by: Phil Allen, Senior Floor Risk Consultant, Thomasons
The measures that housebuilders can take to save water are twofold: use alternative sources of water and introduce water-efficient devices within the home.
Firstly, there is rainwater harvesting in the form of water butts and below-ground storage tanks. These provide an alternative water source to mains water. Recycled rainwater can have numerous uses around the home, such as flushing toilets, use in washing machines or simply watering the garden. By incorporating some treatment into the rainwater harvesting and recycling system, it can be used for a range of clean water activities as well.
Waste not, want not