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Water butt offers 2014

Thursday 5th June is World Environment Day and if you haven’t already installed a water butt in your garden; why not take advantage of Bedford Borough Council’s offer for a subsidised water butt kit?


Bedford Borough Council, in partnership with Straight plc, is offering 190 litre Water Butt Kits for the special price of £30 (plus £5.99 delivery charge). A saving of £9.98 on the usual price.

 

Water butts can collect the rain from your house, shed or garage which would otherwise be lost into drains or elsewhere which can be used to water your garden, plant pots or houseplants. Plants prefer rainwater to tap water, and water butts are the perfect way to collect it.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We can all do our bit to help protect the environment and water butts are a great way to save water as well as money. If you are considering ways to save money and want a simple and easy way to keep water to help your garden or plants, this offer is great timing.”

 

The kit includes a stand which enables you to fit a watering can under the tap, a child safe lid and a ‘Rainsaver Diverter Kit’ to attach the water butt to your downpipe. Easy-to-follow fitting instructions are supplied with each kit.

 

The following tips can also help you reduce the amount of water you use around the home:

• Turn the tap off while brushing teeth as this can waste 10 litres of water a minute
• Wash your vegetables in a bowl, not under a running tap and use the water to water the garden.
• Use a bucket and a sponge to wash the car, rather than a hosepipe
• Fit a water displacement device in your toilet cistern to reduce the amount of water per flush by 1 litre
• Take a shower instead of a bath (remember a power shower can use twice as much water as a bath)
• Install a water butt in the garden and collect up to 5,000 litres of rainwater a year.

 

To order visit: www.getcomposting.com or call 0845 130 6090, quoting reference BBC18PR

 

Offer valid while stocks last or until 31st March 2015.

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