B&Q, one of the country’s leading DIY retailers has reported that sales of water butts have more than tripled compared with this time last year. Ironically we see this at a time when all hosepipe and sprinkler bans have been lifted and the country endures above average rainfall. But it seems people are keen not to get caught out if we have another warm summer.
The threat of rising water bills and introduction of metering may also be a reason behind the panic buying of water butts. And of course the nation is becoming more and more aware of environmental issues in general, with a desire to ‘do their bit’ in any way they can.
We’ve certainly seen a huge rise in the number of online retailers selling water butts, underground tanks, grey water purifiers and a whole host of related products over the last year. It’s obviously going to be a growth market given the predicted changes in our climate.
If you’re looking for water butts or other water-saving ideas, have a look at our Useful Links page (very small list at the moment!). We’d also love to hear about your water-saving plans and any tips on which retailers you would recommend. Just email us or leave your comments to this article below.