World Angus | Environment | Gardeners urged to ensure they use water wisely


WaterSafe is the UK register of licensed drinking water contractors, such as plumbers, making it easy to find someone who is qualified and competent.

And as there have been constant warnings of water shortages for the Angus region and the wider region since late April, the commodity has become increasingly valuable, especially in recent weeks.

WaterSafe’s top tips for getting the most out of water when gardening include:-

Don’t worry about your lawn turning brown in hot weather because it can survive for a long time without rain or watering.

Use a watering can to water your plants, as a garden hose or sprinkler typically consumes around 1,000 liters of water per hour, which is enough to fill more than 12 tubs.

Remember that many plants don’t need to be watered every day, and when you do water it’s best to do it early or late in the day when the water is less likely to evaporate. .

Recycle your bath water, kitchen water, and even water from an old flower vase when watering your plants – especially for hanging baskets and potted plants, which don’t need as much water as you think.

Check your outdoor taps for leaks, as a dripping tap can mean up to 5,500 liters of water is wasted per year, adding to the cost of a metered water bill.

A WaterSafe certified plumber can help you identify and fix leaks on your property and give you other water saving tips.

To find out more and find a licensed contractor serving your area, simply visit

Julie Spinks, Director of WaterSafe, said: “We know that climate change, population growth and the need to leave more water in the environment, such as rivers, all mean we need to make the best use of water. water available.

“This is especially true during hot summer periods when the demand for water is always increasing, because people are doing more in the garden, for example.

“That’s why we urge people to be wise in how they use water in their green space – making small changes that can make a big difference.”


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