As high temperatures swept across Britain and set new records this week, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has asked motorists to be considerate with their use for washing vehicles.
“During the hot spells, we always try to encourage our customers to make an extra effort not to waste water and most importantly, that they don’t waste it,” the company said in a statement.
“If customers are looking to wash their vehicles during the summer, then we’d suggest using a bucket and mitt as opposed to a hosepipe.
“Using a hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour – that’s enough to fill 12 baths. Customer can also try using a trigger nozzle which reduces the amount of water used by stopping the flow of water when it’s released.”
Water resources in the majority of Wales are in a good position, they added.