Water is a valuable and limited resource and not to be wasted.
• Use a rainwater butt with an overflow linked to a soakaway (not to combined surfacewater/foulwater drains),
rainwater is better for plants as it’s chlorine free.
• Minimise use of external hard surfaces due to potential problems with rainwater run off/flooding risk, habitat
loss and a visually bleak appearance.
• Save water, toilets account for up to 35% of water use. By fitting a low flush or eco-flush, a device with
high and low settings, you could reduce (drinking quality) water used to flush the toilet by up to 75%.