We should all be doing our bit to conserve water to ensure that the UK has sufficient supply in the years to come.
This is the message from the Environment Agency, which has warned that in just 25 years England may not have enough water to meet demand. This is primarily due to climate change, but households need to do their part to save water wherever they can.
Countryfile shared this message from the organisation, and offered advice on how we can all make small changes to our lifestyles that will have a positive impact.
It cited figures from the Energy Saving Trust, which reveal that the average person in the UK uses 14 litres of tap water a day.
If you’re concerned about the prospect of water shortages, there are some very simple things you can do. The publication highlighted taking shorter showers, making sure you’re not using the dishwasher until it’s full and turning the tap off when you’re brushing your teeth as some of the easiest things to do.
Buying a water-efficient washing machine and an efficient showerhead are among the other things you can do too.
A buildup of limescale in your appliances can mean they don’t work as efficiently, so you may also want to explore the idea of installing water softeners in Maidenhead, or wherever you live.
Last month, the UK government launched its Love Water campaign to help highlight some of the ways in which we can all do more to secure our future water supply and think more about the environmental impact we’re having.