Britain experienced water shortages not seen in the country for several years last summer, following an unprecedented heatwave.

Indeed, after weeks of high temperatures and no rainfall, many areas of the UK were left dry and in need of water.

Due to the draught risk, with the first half of summer 2018 being the driest since 1961, some water providers restricted use of water as a result of reservoir levels falling to dangerously low levels.

United Utilities eventually called off the hosepipe ban for the north-west of England in August after a spell of rainfall. Customers reducing the amount of water they were consuming also made a big impact, and this cut down on water wastage.

This summer, Thames Water is urging consumers to be more conscious about how much water they use, and has advised customers to make the most of ‘grey water’ when it comes to looking after their gardens.

In an article for the Daily Mail, the water provider suggested a more environmentally-friendly way to keep flowers alive during the summer months is with water that has already been used for other purposes.

“As long as it doesn’t have a high detergent content, you can use water you’ve used for cleaning, drinking water, or even left over cooking water to care for your plants,” a spokesperson for Thames Water stated.

Doing this will make sure there is enough water left for consumers to have for drinking. To improve the quality of this water, why not install water softeners in Beaconsfield?