Plenty of water

Started by: PeterP (9504)

Was reading today from experts who say you don't need to water your lawns has they are very hardy and will soon recover when it rains. Also the water board are asking us not to use hosepipes and save water by having a shower instead of a bathWent to Wigan today and walked past Mesnes Park were the gardeners were spraying the lawns with waterDoes Wigan Council have their own water supply or is it only the public who are being asked to save water

Started: 4th Jul 2018 at 15:55
Last edited by PeterP: 4th Jul 2018 at 17:49:08

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Remember when they asked you to share your bath with a friend?

Replied: 4th Jul 2018 at 16:25

Posted by: Anne (4191) 

Share your bath with a friend! Not very long ago the whole family shared the tin bath. Got in one after the other, must have been chilly for the last one.

Replied: 4th Jul 2018 at 17:43

Posted by: PeterP (9504)

Saw some one power washing their driveway yesterdayHow do you tell this type of person there is a water shortage

Replied: 7th Jul 2018 at 18:06

Posted by: kathpressey (5485) 

I'm trying to be good. I'm saving my hand washing water and water from the dishes to water my garden pots. will the soap harm them? I've also foubd that I can fill a big jug with water just while waiting for the hot water to come through the tap and this is enougfh for one pot

Replied: 9th Jul 2018 at 09:14

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Water which has been used to boil veg is full of nutrients which the plants will love. A good source of potassium for spuds, toms, beans etc.

Apparently, wrt soap, it all depends upon which soap you use. Soft soaps, and insecticidal soaps are often used to treat plants, but some hand soaps and some dish wash detergents contain things which you would not want to come into contact with plant. Best dilute well, and ensure you do not wet the leaves or stems when watering.

I use a drop of'Fairy' in a pumped pressure spray to blast bugs off, but it is far more dilute than would be found in dish wash water.

'Grey water' harvesting systems, usually collect bathroom water, but not kitchen water.

Replied: 9th Jul 2018 at 09:35
Last edited by priscus: 9th Jul 2018 at 09:42:35

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Replied: 9th Jul 2018 at 12:12

Posted by: PeterP (9504)

Kath if we were on a water meter how much water could we be wasting waiting for the hot water to come through too the tap

Replied: 9th Jul 2018 at 13:24

Posted by: surfer_tom (76)

there is no shortage of water

Replied: 9th Jul 2018 at 14:10

Posted by: raymyjamie (6857)

We were up in the Lake District last week, staying near Grasmere.
Locally Grasmere Lake, Rydal Water and Windermere are looking normal as regards water level.
However, Thirlmere which supplies Manchester’s water is decidedly low.
I would say 20 plus feet below normal level and probably at about 60 to 70% capacity.
There are islands sticking up above the water which are normally submerged.
So there is a visible sign that things are not as they should be.
That said, there are millions of litres of water cascading down from the fells which are helping to fill it up.

Replied: 29th Sep 2018 at 18:48


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