Water conservation

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  • Water conservation
    • 1. This involves reducing the amount of water used (demand) rather than trying to increase water supplies.
    • 2. In the UK around 22% of water does not reach the end user due to leakage
    • Examples include
      • Reducing domestic consumption
        • Installing water meters in every home
        • Reducing the amount of water used in lavatory cisterns
        • Planting drought resistant species in 'water-wise' gardens
        • Using grey water to flush the lavatory or water the garden
      • Reducing industry consumption
        • Installing more efficient systems to reduce water costs
        • Agricultural irrigation= use of micro-irrigation techniques using drip irrigation from tubes reduces the volume of water used

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