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'Don't be a drip' campaign

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It might be hard to believe but Hertfordshire is one of the driest regions in the country. We are also one of the biggest users of water, with each person on average using 162 litres of water per day – the equivalent of two bathfuls.

Most of Hertfordshire’s water is drawn from natural underground supplies replenished by rainfall. These supplies also feed the chalk streams and wetlands in the county which are important habitats supporting a variety of plants and wildlife.

85% of the world’s chalk rivers are found in England with the majority in Hertfordshire. If we use all the water for our supplies, the chalk rivers and wetlands dry up resulting in a loss of habitat.

As Hertfordshire residents we can help by changing our habits to reduce our water consumption by just 12 litres each per day, bringing us down to the national average of 150 litres per person per day.

Follow these simple tips to help you save 12 litres of water per day.

Turn off the tap whilst brushing your teeth and save around 6 litres of water per minute.

Cut your shower time by just 1 minute and save up to 10 litres of water.

Collect rainwater in a water butt instead of watering your garden with a hose for 10 minutes, and save up to 60 litres of water.

Only flush the loo when you need to, every flush uses up to 9 litres of drinkable water. Use a bin for bathroom rubbish like wet wipes or facial tissues.

Keep a jug of water in the fridge instead of running the tap for cold water and save up to 6 litres per minute.

Fix leaky taps as soon as you notice them. This could save up to 60 litres of water per week. Find your nearest plumber on Watersafe.

Green our Herts is a county wide partnership of local authorities and voluntary organisations aiming to promote water efficiency to residents

Click here for more water saving information.

Click here for Water: The Bigger Picture a photography competition for Hertfordshire

How green is your home? Explore our interactive house for money saving tips and suggestions.