It’s water bill time again!!! Oh the joys of it all. Every three months I feel the need to plot and plan as many ways as possible to not have to buy my water from South West Water. I’ve been very frugal with water this quarter and we’ve used 21 cubic meters of water. I now have a bowl under every tap, even if we run the tap to get hot water, we save the water. Even if we just wash our hands, we save the water. I’ve had no more than a bath a fortnight and we just leave the car to sit in it’s own filth. Clothes are sniffed, if they have no smell, then we carry on wearing them. Towels are thrown over the banister and used over and over. Toilets are never flushed with brand new water, but we used second hand water. Even with all that water scrimping and being really really good. Our quarterly bill was still £105.07! PLEASE!!
Now I sit and start to work out the costs of butts, pumps and grey water systems. My neighbour has six water butts in tandem next to his bungalow with an electric pump inside the house and has a header tank in his loft, which he pumps the rain water into. I have serious big butt envy. I’m going to put a water butt on a stand in my utility room and then pump the water from the machine in that and use that too, especially as I need to keep water for the garden.
We all have those, if I won the lottery moments and mine would be to ‘green’ my house. I would produce my own energy and harvest my own water for everything but drinking and stop paying so much for utilities. If any of you readers have a grey water system, then share the know how with the rest of us. I’m off for a sunbathe and a dream of big butts!