Irish water conservation ideas
By bnitz on Sep 25, 2005
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?