Irish water conservation ideas

Yesterday I noticed a poster on the D.A.R.T. advertising a water conservation website called www.taptips.ie. The government declared that water should be free, so we don't have water bills. Unfortunately free water discourages conservation, just as cheap energy discouraged conservation elsewhere. Even in this land of plentiful rain, occasionally there isn't enough water to go around. None of the suggestions on taptips.ie are as severe as some I've heard in California or Oregon (e.g. don't flush) and AFAIK the government doesn't regulate how much water your toilet can use during a flush, but this tip should raise some eyebrows in California or Oregon:

Use a basin to rinse/clean your fruit and vegetables.
Instead of letting the tap run, use a basin to rinse/clean your fruit and vegetables. Why not use the leftover water to give your pot plants a drink?

Separated by a common language? And I was just starting to figure out the correct usage of 'Craic.'
Comments:

Actually they do regulate the amount of water per flush here in the US. In fact, there were problems with toilet smuggling from Canada and Mexico when the regs changed.

Posted by Ron Amundson on September 26, 2005 at 07:52 PM GMT+00:00 #

Oh, I should have been more clear, I don't think the flush regulations are as strict with the Irish or E.U. government but I could be wrong.

Posted by bnitz on September 27, 2005 at 01:40 AM GMT+00:00 #

well some countrys thay do regulate but not all.............

Posted by guest on March 15, 2009 at 08:35 AM GMT+00:00 #

well some countrys thay do regulate but not all.............

Posted by alicia anderson on March 15, 2009 at 08:36 AM GMT+00:00 #

well some countrys or cities do regulate water but not all.............

Posted by alicia anderson on March 15, 2009 at 08:37 AM GMT+00:00 #

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