Water butt offers for borough residents
A limited number of water butts are available to Bedford Borough
residents this winter.
Bedford Borough Council, in partnership with Straight plc, is
offering 190 litre Water Butt Kits for the special price of £30
(plus £5.49 delivery charge). A saving of £9.98 on the usual
Water butts can collect the rain from your house, shed or garage
which would otherwise be lost into drains or elsewhere and can be
used to water your garden, plant pots or houseplants.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Water butts are a
great and simple way to save water. The water they collect can
easily be used again, saving you money and helping the
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 top 6 tips can 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
• Fit a ‘Save-a-flush’ water displacement device in your
toilet cistern to reduce the amount of water per flush by 1
• 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
Offer valid while stocks last or until 31st March