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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Carbon Emissions and Water

Watering the garden might sometimes be necessary. But, are you aware of the CO22 emissions that come from keeping your garden watered?

The figures are startling to say the least.

One litre of mains water emits about 0.75g of CO2 according to Waterwise

Installing a rainwater butt can save 0.6kg of CO2 per year - equivalent to a three mile drive in your car - and up to £200 off your water bills, according to The Low Carbon Diet

Watering with a sprinkler uses 138 times more water than watering with an old-fashioned watering can, while a garden hose can use almost as much water in an hour as an average family of four uses in a day

Digging in a low volume irrigation system with a timer in a large garden can cut water use by half according to The Low Carbon Diet - and the time you spend watering the garden by about 90%


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