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Saving water isn't only for times of drought; we cannot afford to waste this precious resource at any time.
To help save water, many water suppliers in the UK offer you freebies - bag-type water savers which you can put in your toilet cistern, meaning that you use less water every time you flush. The Hippo Water Saver is one of the most popular ones which is given away.
If you local water company does not offer one of these devices, it is possible to put a brick or large pebble in your cistern to acheive the same effect. Be careful that anything which you put in the cistern does not affect its working. Hippo Water savers can also be bought quite cheaply from Amazon.
Many of them will also give you, free of charge, tap aerators and water saving shower heads, which mean you use less water in the shower and when running the tap but don't notice and shower timers to help you know how long you have been in the shower.
Note that you will only be eligible for devices from your own region's water supplier.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of Reduce Reuse Recycle.
Last updated 18th January 2017