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anderso

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • brokenbrough
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 09:45:13 am »
Ahhh... 1976 a year of sun, sun, sun I was working in the Oman and we did not have a water shortage just lost of sun and sand -  also we had a soap that would foam when used in the sea, clean but saty =

here at home we save by using lots of run offs the roofs and also have a well as back up,
when the revolution comes it will be a co-op

Ina

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2012, 06:22:36 pm »
water meters     Ina if your area has had the pipe system upgraded     cast pipes replaced with plastic and the lead pipe to the house replaced  there is a fitment that is installed at that replacement programme
all they do is screw the meter on when they decide to go meter :farmer:

I'd love to have my water metered - back in the times when I lived where that was standard I paid a lot less than any of my neighbours! Now I always feel I'm financing somebody else's excess.

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2012, 01:12:59 pm »
if you want some extra water feel free to come and get it. its been very mild but very wet.

Bangbang

  • Guest
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2012, 08:57:00 pm »
4 months ago we did look into buying a small Shetland island that was for sale (about 16acres )...it had light house
but no Pub.
But we're still thinking about it.....

calamityjane

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • sauchie
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2012, 10:15:51 pm »
what about the put a plastic bottle of water in cistern could be a brick means less water is in your cistern hope this is helpful

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 11:00:55 pm »
4 months ago we did look into buying a small Shetland island that was for sale (about 16acres )...it had light house
but no Pub.
But we're still thinking about it.....

You'd have to brew your own.  ;D :yum: :yum: I once read an article about a coouple who bought a Scottish island and the wife lived there alone for several months as her OH had to carry on working.  She had to row about three miles to get to the shop.  It was one of the Skerries, I believe.

escapedtothecountry

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • www.escapedtothecountry.com
    • Escaped to the Country
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 11:08:21 pm »
Agree on the IBCs... I bought 4 and they all got full so have bought another 6. Not the most attractive of things but beats using tap water given when we bought our place it automatically went onto a meter as everywhere had them installed and its the law once a new owner takes a property to have the meter activated if its already installed (at least thats what Anglian Water told us).

Suspect the water may go a bit green as they are the normal IBCs but should be OK for watering plants.

I have been laying 1000 bricks for a wall which uses lots of water for the mortar and cleaning the cement mixer - and it was all harvested rain water which makes you feel good.


rbarlo32

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Water saving ideas
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2012, 09:40:34 pm »
4 months ago we did look into buying a small Shetland island that was for sale (about 16acres )...it had light house
but no Pub.
But we're still thinking about it.....

are you talking about brothers isle in the yell sound. trust me its not aplace to live. just for sheep in the summer. a mile crossing of yell sound in winter on a small boat is not a good idea. its gone from the property section. lastly the local council are not keen on people living on the small islands. they have just been forced to allow one that has ahouse and is very sheltered. yell sound has some very strong currents.

 

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