Ways to save water
Reuters reported in February of this year that an energy crunch is predicted to hit as early as 2012 despite the fall in demand for energy during the recession.
The energy crunch and how much it's costing us
uSwitch.com has also released research saying that total energy bills per household are set to rise from £1,243 to around £4,185 a year if current trends continue and just last week, Thames Water announced that over the next 5 years, Londoners and those who live across the Thames Valley should expect to pay 17% more on their water bills.
What can you do?
There is a lot we can do on an individual level to curb the energy crisis and save water; Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy at uSwitch.com has recognised that improving energy efficiency in the home is one of our 'biggest defences' against rising energy costs and it's something that can save you money as well.
You may have already adopted some green practices around your home but here is a list of a few energy saving articles, focused around saving water in particular, that are worth taking a look at if you want to avoid paying through the nose to run your home in the future (especially during the summer months) and improve your green credentials even further:
- Saving water in the kitchen
- Saving water in the bathroom
- Saving water in the garden
- Would a water meter work for me?
Super efficient washing machine of the future!
In the future it may be a lot easier to save water however; the Telegraph has recently reported on a washing machine that could go on sale which only requires one cup of water per wash. Read the full article here.