girl drinking a glass of water

Top tips for using water wisely while still having fun in the sun this summer.

  • Stay hydrated - leave a jug of tap water in the fridge to cool down rather than running the tap to get it cold.
  • Finished with the paddling pool for the day? Use the water on the flower beds instead of filling a watering can with fresh tap water.
  • Better still, ditch the paddling pool altogether and head to one of the fantastic beaches dotted along the East of England coastline. This year many have been awarded Blue Flags and Seaside Awards or you could head to our inland beach at Rutland Water.
  • Thunder storms and rain are predicted this weekend – check your local forecast, if it’s going to rain tomorrow then don’t water the plants.
  • Learn to love your brown lawn – leave the sprinkler in the shed this summer, your lawn will soon bounce back and be vibrant and green again.
  • Get a water butt – if you’re the last person on your street without one, what are you waiting for? Water butts can save water and will give you a handy supply if you don’t have an outside tap.