Scottish Water is asking customers to use water wisely in their daily activities to help maintain supplies during the current period of hot summer weather.
Following a sustained dry period without any significant rainfall, customer usage has increased significantly. With the current weather conditions forecast to continue, Scottish Water is encouraging people to take simple but important steps to conserve our public water supplies.
Customers are being asked to reduce usage wherever possible. Businesses are also being asked to consider their usage and how they can use water more efficiently. Simple, practical steps which are encouraged include:
- Taking shorter showers
- Using a watering can rather than a hose to water plants
- Using a bucket rather than a hose to wash vehicles; only washing windscreens/lights instead of the whole vehicle
- Turning off taps in the home whenever possible
- Using washing machines and dishwashers fully loaded
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