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Monday, July 20, 2009

Ways to Water the Garden Economically

Watering the garden isn`t the greatest of climate change sins, but, emissions from our water use can all add up:

One litre of mains water emits about 0.75g of CO2

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

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, and the time you spend watering the garden by about 90 per cent


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