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In the past week I mentioned in a comment that pole based pure water window systems use huge amounts of water.... it's not what you see being used at your property... but pure water is made, put in a tank on their van and it's pumped from the van.... the pure water requires loads and loads of filters, and it rejects lots of water in the process. I have a window vac! You just spray on a bit of water with a little window cleaner... and then vac it off... it works really well. I can't use...

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I am sorry if this idea has come up in my absence, but I am unable to read everyone's comments and ideas until Tuesday. But I did have one further idea   Celebrity environmental challenge!!!   We are used to having celebrities learning tasks, completing them, as individuals or groups as part of tv shows, such as "I'm a Celebrity...", "Strictly Come Dancing", etc. this has made me have the idea of "Celebrity Environmental Challenge".    The concept in my head is two celebrity teams each week...

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I woke up this morning to this article on the BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31941482 It seems that Wet wipe litter on UK beaches up 50%, that is a lot! The article is well written, and shows that the increase of wet wipes on beaches is a direct result of people flushing them down toilets and not putting them in the bin. As they don't disintegrate, they block sewers, they can end up being washed out into the sea, and end up on beaches. A very interesting fact...

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George made a comment on my field trip suggestion regarding the cost of field trips… that although good the cost makes them prohibitive at times…. So I started thinking of an alternative. My suggestion is that the field trip can be brought to schools. If each water board converted a lorry or a bus into a mobile water museum – maybe include a small history section – why sewers were needed, what happened before sewers, etc. Then included a section of what happens with sewers, water...

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I was thinking about how some brands are becoming better known by sponsoring a TV show - maybe a popular soap, or TV Drama. Around each start and end of the adverts within the programme, there are a series of shorts, just a few seconds which highlight the brand - often presented in a funny way - like the 118 guys! How about if there are water awareness adverts sponsoring a TV programme - with each short showing something like a toilet overflowing (due to something unflushable being put...

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Up to now, we are all accepting that toilet tissue is an acceptable item to be thrown down the toilet (unless you live in China, South America, etc), however, toilet paper has got thicker, and more "comfortable" over the years. Years ago, some used newspaper or did your school have that scratchy paper that was so horrible that I dreaded using the toilets at school? But now most would use a paper toilet tissue - but do you realise a standard Andrex quilted toilet paper is 4-ply? Toilet...

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When I got married, my husband introduced me to the world of caravans and the world of caravan toilets... something that had not ever entered my head! To explain, a caravan toilet is a type of chemical toilet - the waste is kept in cartridge which needs to be cleared out directly into a septic tank or sewer - on a caravan site they have to provide a place to do this. However, there have been issues in the past where caravan toilets don't smell very nice and so, to mitigate this, and to...

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George has just posted a point whether water butts are a potential site for legionella to flourish. I have discussed about legionella with my husband a number of times as he has a list of health safety qualifications as he works in property and construction. He has told me one of the places to avoid completely are the seemingly Eco friendly toilet and shower blocks you sometimes find on camp sites - I believe he has mentioned he has mostly seen them on the continent. These are the shower...

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Some info on tampons..... women will think they are small and will flush them, but they are designed to fill up with water... "Unlike toilet paper, tampons DO NOT break down in water. In fact, they are made to do they exact opposite. Made of cotton, rayon, and other fibres that are meant to expand and absorb liquids, tampons do an excellent job at staying put in wet slippery places. Tampons do not immediately clog up your toilet after one flush so it may seem like they are safe to flush....

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Quite by chance I have come across a water footprint calculator http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=cal/WaterFootprintCalculator With it, you can calculate your water usage in cubic meters, and is not just about the baths you take, etc, but how much water you use by way of the food you eat (food we eat has to be watered too). Maybe it should be part of the national curriculum that each child has to work out it's water footprint. They would need parents help to work out the detail, so...

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Janet Bradley

Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Feb 27, 2015

Bio I used to live in London and commute from the suburbs into the city for work. I now live in one of the most rural parts of England and Wales - in mid Wales. So I've moved from one end of the spectrum to the other. I have travelled the globe, and seen many sights. Have taken up cycling in the last 4 years.

Where are you based?
Wales

How old are you?
45-55

Do you have a water meter?
No

Are you the water bill payer?
Yes

Who provides your water?
Welsh Water

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