Water and Sewage

compost toilet signWater and sewage treatment play an important role in our efforts to live more sustainably.

We may not think of the UK as a particularly dry country, but due to a densely-settled population, there is less water for each person than Spain and Portugal and it is not uncommon to have shortages in the south-east of the country. A lot of water is used for baths, showers and toilets in the home and for watering plants in the garden. Some of the Questions and Answers below explore ways to reduce our water consumption.

A related topic is sewage treatment. Sustainable sewage treatment solutions such as reed beds and compost toilets can not only ensure sewage doesn't pollute the environment but also help to use sewage as a source of nutrients to restore and improve soil fertility.

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