Save water use 2 kettles

I keep one kettle for drinks and food only. I keep a cheap other kettle to boil water for hot water bottles and non food needs and I reboil the old hwb water to refill the next hwb. Saves gallons of water! 

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    I keep one kettle for drinks and food only. I keep a cheap other kettle to boil water for hot water bottles and non food needs and I reboil the old hwb water to refill the next hwb. Saves gallons of water! 

    Until somebody not in the know comes along and makes themselves a cup of tea, followed by "this tea tastes odd"! :D

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  • LOL!  I have always done that.  The HWB water either gets re-cycled as a re-fill or gets used to water plants.  My late elderly aunt became paranoid about water when she got a meter installed.  Washed up in an inch of water, then put that water in a bucket with any cooking water used to carry to the bathroom to put in another bucket, with any water saved from washing her hands in a small bowl that sat in the washbasin - all ready to flush the loo.  But when I discovered she was making tea each day by boiling up the lukewarm water from her copper hot water bottle I was horrified.  I had just thought she used a really nasty brand of tea!  I dare not ask for tap water to drink so just used to go thirsty when I visited. 
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