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How do you save water

do you save cold water in a bucket when the hot shower water is turned on

Last reply: 4th Sep 2013 / 11 replies / Post by griffin

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Motherparrot

Posted by: Motherparrot
Posted: 3rd Nov 2012

Motherparrot says: We have a large Stefani water filter in the kitchen which we use for filtered drinking water. When I run the hot water tap, of course it is cold water at first, I collect this in a jug and put it into the water filter rather than it just going straight down the drain. Reply

griffin

Posted by: griffin
Posted: 3rd Nov 2012

Motherparrot says: We have a large Stefani water filter in the kitchen which we use for filtered drinking water. When I run the hot water tap, of course it is cold water at first, I collect this in a jug and put it...

griffin says: We collect cold water from shower and running tap water, this either's goes on the plants, tom's or we flush the toilet, also tea leaves go on plants.
We place a bucket under our hot water system for the drips and overflow from very hot days again for plants.
There is a 2.500 lt tank by the shed with two overflow barrels that we use for watering the small grassed area, plants and filling watering cans.
The same water is used for the dogs and our filtering system to decant into 600 ml bottles and keep in the fridge to drink.
One day I should work out how much we save in water bills.
By the way I am a Plumber. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 2nd Sep 2013

griffin says: We collect cold water from shower and running tap water, this either's goes on the plants, tom's or we flush the toilet, also tea leaves go on plants.
We place a bucket under our hot water...

says: We save water in our fish pond as when it rains it comes from the roof and the over flow waters the garden Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 2nd Sep 2013

Motherparrot says: We have a large Stefani water filter in the kitchen which we use for filtered drinking water. When I run the hot water tap, of course it is cold water at first, I collect this in a jug and put it...

says: I also have a filtered system in my kitchen. No water down my sink. Reply

musicmum

Posted by: musicmum
Posted: 11th Jan 2013

musicmum says: Put a hose(available at hardware store called grey water hose) onto the washing machine rinse and water the plants(not vegies though) use bio friendly washing powder or eco laundry balls to prevent toxic residues. Reply

griffin

Posted by: griffin
Posted: 15th Jan 2013

musicmum says: Put a hose(available at hardware store called grey water hose) onto the washing machine rinse and water the plants(not vegies though) use bio friendly washing powder or eco laundry balls to prevent...

griffin says: I have helped people to do the same thing in country towns, musicmum.
Just need more people to do the same.
We will be sorry we did not save water, one day it will not be there.
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music1

Posted by: music1
Posted: 29th Jan 2013

music1 says: You can wash your laundry on the floor in your shower while you are taking a shower Reply

edwin ian

Posted by: edwin ian
Posted: 20th Mar 2013

edwin ian says: well i built a straw bale house, and our grey water goes to reed bed ponds and our black water goes to be airated thro natural methods,and our waste NO2s is composted thro composting toilet,rain come s from roof and stored in tanks,and in emergencies from river. Reply

griffin

Posted by: griffin
Posted: 20th Mar 2013

griffin says: The last lot of rain we had in Gero, my wife and I spent most of the day in the rain collecting rain water in buckets coming of the roof and down pipes.
That was then put into our two storage plastic drums, both full now.
We then stared filling every other container we could find with rain water.
Now we have FREE water to feed the plants and the veg garden.
Tea tastes a lot better with our rain water
Gone 10 days and no sign of rain coming.
This is a big saving for us. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 2nd Sep 2013

says: We have a water tank and use it in the summer to water the gardens. Reply

Brandie

Posted by: Brandie
Posted: 4th Sep 2013

Brandie says: yes
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