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There are lots of people in the UK who don’t get involved in saving water.  This challenge is to identify ways that water saving can be made more fun and involving for those that don’t prioritise water.  Have a read of these concepts to see if these ideas meet that brief. Would these approaches encourage YOU to think about water...and why? How could they be improved? How could you imagine them working in a practical sense - if at all? Can you provide a more catchy title? Please VOTE and COMMENT on these ideas to make them the best they can be.

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People  put all sorts of items down their toilets…from seemingly harmless things like cotton buds, through to more bizarre objects like false teeth!  This challenge is all about how we can reduce the amount of loo littering by making people aware of its impact and by thinking about innovative ways to stop people putting things other than pee, paper and poo down their loo!  Have a read of these concepts to see if these ideas meet that brief. Would these approaches help to change behaviour? How could they be improved? How could you imagine them working in a practical sense - if at all? Can you provide a more catchy title? Please VOTE and COMMENT on these ideas to make them the best they can be.

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One of the problems for saving water in the UK is that people aren’t sure of the amount of water they use.  This challenge is to identify new ways to express water usage. Ways that can help people to understand how much water they use in their homes overall, or for different purposes. Have a read of these concepts to see if these ideas meet that brief. Would these approaches help you to think about and measure your consumption? How could these ideas be improved? How could you imagine them working in a practical sense - if at all? Can you provide a more catchy title? Please VOTE and COMMENT on these ideas to make them the best they can be.

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People  put all sorts of items down their toilets…from seemingly harmless things like cotton buds, through to more bizarre objects like false teeth!  The problem is that our sewerage system and pumps were not designed to carry this kind of waste away from our homes. These items contribute to over 25,000 blockages every year in the UK. This is costly, hazardous and can cause property flooding and overflows that pollute the environment. We also get ‘fat-bergs’ from food, fat and grease, which in addition to causing blockages can lead to rat infestations.  This challenge is all about how we can reduce the amount of loo littering by making people aware of its impact and by thinking about innovative ways to stop people putting things other than pee, paper and poo down their loo!  So let's have your ideas on how achieve this worthwhile goal. Hit the 'Got A Great Idea?' button below and get started! 

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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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It's fair to say that most of us go through life taking water for granted. But if we stop to think about it, maybe there are certain times where water means more to us or certain places where it affects our feelings more.  So here we would like you to share your thoughts or stories about when you truly appreciate precious water. Another way to think about this, is what you would miss most if you could only use half the amount of water you do currently.   So let's have your ideas about wonderful water. Hit the 'Got A Great Idea?' button below and get started! 

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One of the problems for saving water in the UK is that people aren’t sure of the amount of water they use. This makes it hard to know what they can change in order to make significant savings. And it makes it difficult to judge how much they should pay for the water they use.  This challenge is to identify new ways to express water usage. Ways that can help people to understand how much water they use in their homes overall, or for different purposes such as drinking, washing, cleaning and watering gardens. So what new ways could we talk about measuring water consumption in these different activities? How could we more meaningfully measure the ways that we use water? How could the water companies help? So let’s have your ideas on how to achieve this worthwhile goal. Hit the ‘Got A Great Idea?’ button below and get started!

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One of the problems for saving water in the UK is that people aren’t sure of the amount of water they use. This makes it hard to know what they can change in order to make significant savings. And it makes it difficult to judge how much they should pay for the water they use.  It’s not easy to think about water consumption. This challenge is to identify new ways to express water usage, ways that are more meaningful to people than litres or pounds.   In order to save water or money people need a better understanding of how much water they use for different purposes such as drinking, washing and cleaning as well as watering gardens.  So tell us whether you measure your water consuption. If you do, how do you do this or visualise it?  Hit the 'Got A Great Idea?' button below and get started! 

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People put all sorts of items down their toilets…from seemingly harmless things like cotton buds, through to more bizarre objects like false teeth!  The problem is that our sewerage system and pumps were not designed to carry this kind of waste away from our homes.  This challenge aims to understand what people put down their toilets and why. Is it because it’s quicker and easier than disposing another way? Is it becuase they haven't given it much thought?   So let us know about the sorts of things you, your family or friends put down their loo. No anecdote too strange!  Hit the ‘Got A Great Idea?’ button below and get started. 

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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 of it.  This challenge is to identify ways that water saving can be made more fun and involving for those that don’t prioritise water. Maybe they are too busy, they find it too hard, or they haven’t given much thought to the value of water?  Who do you know that fits this description?  What could the water companies say or do to get them on board?  So let’s have you ideas on how to achieve this worthwhile goal. Hit the ‘Got A Great Idea?’ button below and get started!

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