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There are lots of people in the UK who don’t get involved in saving water. But there are others who care passionately about saving water, and change their behaviour to make most efficient use if it. They do things like not running the tap when brushing their teeth and taking shorter showers. This reduces water consumption and energy bills. 

Water is a finite resource. Water scarcity and finding ways to satisfy the rising demand is a big concern in the UK and is leading to substantial investment in infrastructure. But think what would happen if we all just used less? 

This challenge is to think about why people don’t save water. Perhaps they haven’t given much thought to the value of water and why using it responsibly is important…or maybe they are too busy or it is too hard? How could we get them on board and get them to prioritise water?

 So let’s have your thoughts on what's stopping people getting more involved. Hit the ‘Got a Great Idea?’ button below and get started!

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We can save a lot of water by the council introducing cheaper water butts for people to buy.  We seem to be getting a hefty amount of rain during the winter spells and could save a vast amount in water butts ready for summer.  

Inez Remon
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water and unique not let her use with consiencia is over , with the water bath wash the bathroom with the same water brush your teeth , let the fight is over, using with consiencia never without ficare

deise de jesus
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Humans appeared late in Earth's history , but has been able to modify their environment to suit your needs. It was with the Industrial Revolution when man started to really transform the face of the planet , the nature of its atmosphere and the quality of your water. Today , the rapid growth of the human population has created an unprecedented demand , that technological development aims to satisfy subjecting the environment to an injury that is causing , today we are having problem in...

deise de jesus
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A água nunca irá acabar; mas cada vez vai sendo mais difícil Torna-la potável para o ser humano. A água quando sobe á atmosfera fica mais poluída, e ela fica Assim pela queimada, quando fazemos queimadas sempre fica um Ar sujo subindo até o céu e esse ar penetra nas nuvens então torna A água suja (poluída) então novamente todos fazemos mas um apelo. Não faça queimadas, não desperdicem á água pois é uma jóia rara.

deise de jesus
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Soeone mentioned large families would appreciate a meter. In my experience they shyaway from the thought for they know they consume huge amounts of water.                Any THOUGHTS ,COMMENTS.

George Richardson
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I think that if there was more of a motivation to saving water then people would want to do it more. Another issue is, people like me who don't have a water meter fitted just pay a set amount each month regardless of how much water is used, there is absolutely no incentive there to use water sparingly.  If everybody had a water meter and just paid for what they used then I think that would make people more aware of wasting water.

Mary O'Connor
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Some people like alot of celebrties will wash their outfits/clothes after just wearing them once, even for a few hours. Which seems like a waste of water and electric.

Louis Allen
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Many people go about their daily lives just doing what is best for them,not giving any thought to consequences.Consequently water is just another throw away commodity,and wasted at will.

George Richardson
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The best idea,or way,as we can't make it happen,is for Mother nature to intervene,as she often does.If because of changimg weather patterns we got a prolonged[3 months] dry spell. We would start with bans,broken by many.Then stand pipes,where you have to wait in line to get what YOU could carry. Then water bowsers were you would be given a daily ration.Just about enough for a families  needs for drinking,with perhaps enough for a flannel to wipe yourself.NOshowers,no loos,but chemical ones...

George Richardson
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I know that these days some things seem like a lot of effort. People may leave the tap running while they are cleaning their teeth rather than turning it off, just for the fact that it requires effort to do it! If some taps were on a sensor then this could be avioded and water could be saved. Maybe just the taps on the bathroom sinks? If the ones on the bath and kitchen sink were then that could cause a problem if the tap kept turning off!

Mary O'Connor
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